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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AV Linux as your main OS [on hold]

I am trying to install and run AVLinux through the downloadable .iso image from the website. I created a standard startup disk with the standard creator in 14.10 all went well. However my laptop ...
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Can't pull up GRUB even after boot-repair and secure boot is off

I've been running a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 without any issues until recently. I had to service my laptop because the fan got clogged, so they opened it up, and when they gave it ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu after installation

I know this question has been asked several times, but I cannot manage to fix the issue. I cannot boot ubuntu after installation "Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected ...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live usb stick, based ...
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Dual boot ( ubuntu and Windows 8.1 )

I have a question about dual boot. my laptop is SVE15128CGB. I have just installed Ubuntu 14.0 together with Windows 8.1. And after finishing the installation, I have used Ubuntu normally, but when I ...
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Check Disk Defects: Can not mount /dev/loop0

I use Universal USB Installer and Ubuntu 14.04.1.desktop.iso to install ubunto to my laptop(already installed win7). And when I enter Install Ubuntu, it reports (initramfs) mount: mounting dev/loop0 ...
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Boot to suspend?

I am having a weird issue here that I am not quite sure how to fix! After thinking for almost an entire day that I have one of those infamous boot to black screen issues that i wasnt able to fix, I ...
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Can't boot into OS anymore both Windows and Linux not booting [on hold]

I've spent the last two days trying to get my computer working. It's a dell inspiron 15r se. I have windows 7 Professional edition installed and Linux Mint I've tried the recovery disk for windows ...
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uninstall ubuntu

I am trying to uninstall ubuntu to install windows. when I tried to boot it is taking me to grub prompt. is there any other ways to boot without using grub or if using grub is compulsory then what is ...
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Ok Ubuntu HDD boots to black screen

This question is similar to this other one in that I get the same result, however I am booting an apparently fine HDD. For four days I have been booting Ubuntu 14.x on a very inexpensive laptop. I ...
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how do i download ubuntu desktop on wnidows 8 and make a dvd to upload ubuntu to my laptop

I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop to my laptop. I only have windows 8 on a desktop . the laptop has no operating system on it. if i download Ubuntu desktop on the windows 8 machine how do I burn ...
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Need Help! Ubuntu 14.10 goes to a purple screen after login!

I am completely new Linux and Ubuntu so forgive me if this is a simple fix and for the fact that I completely ignorant of any coding for linux! But i am not finding answers anywhere online at all! I ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu from USB

Earlied, I tried to install Ubuntu with Win7, and it works. But somehow I broke it, with some prompt like grub rescue, so I decide to reinstall Ubuntu again. I use Universal USB Installer with Ubuntu ...
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Is there any way to use ubuntu to convert an ISO to DMG?

I have an intel Imac (early 2006). I recently decided to install ubuntu on it as the sole OS as it was running 10.4.11 and was unable to meet my current needs. The optical drive on it is broken, so ...
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Dual boot problem win8.1/ubuntu14.4

I need to know how to get to Ubuntu directly without opening Windows 8.1 Then i have to go to Metro screen and press Power icon and holding Shift key and clicking on Restart Choose, I want to know how ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 anymore

I have a Dell laptop which came with Windows 8.1 pre-loaded. I decided to dual boot with ubuntu 14.04.10 and everything was working fine. I was able to boot to both windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04.10 ...
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Ubuntu not booting unless flash drive installed from plugged in? [duplicate]

I recently put Ubuntu on a flash drive then installed it onto my computer, but now the computer will not boot unless the flash drive is plugged in. It is still iffy with it plugged in and only boots ...
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Ubuntu Single Boot on Mac Mini (late 2011)

HDD of my Mac Mini (2011) died. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it -- single boot from a USB. So, I replaced the HDD with a working disk and created a bootable USB drive as mentioned here: ...
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Removing Ubuntu:

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and found out that i hadn't given enough space to the root partition to fulfill my needs. As I was unable to resize the partition, i tried to remove the linux installation and ...
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How to make bootable usb from .imz file?

I am using this tool, but I don't have Windows machine anymore. Is there any way to make bootable USB from .imz files? Any ideas, how to do that?
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Ubuntu not listed as a Boot option after using Boot Repair

Had to reisntall Windows 8.1 and couldn't boot to Ubuntu afterwards. then, i followed a tutorial to use Boot Repair. now, i see the boot screen to choose operating systems but the only option there is ...
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ubuntu mate won't boot (stick install)

i'm trying to install Ubuntu Mate on my new laptop, which is currently cursed with windows8. i'm driving stick and successfully used USB installer. according to the manual it should now boot and ...
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Wifi works only with startup flash drive

I have 2 usb flash. one is the startup flash. the other i've installed latest ubuntu from the first flash device. so the problem is that when i boot using the fully installed usb flash drive, i ...
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booting in insecure mode Dell poweredge T20

I just installed Ubuntu server 14.04, on a Dell poweredge T20. but went I boot it up, using F12 for boot menu under UEFI is there a bootable ubuntu. but when i boot it ubuntu. it just print "booting ...
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Cannot boot off of SD card reader

I have a Asus Zenbook ux31a and my SSD just died so I am trying to run off of a SD card but cannot get it to boot off of it. I installed Ubuntu 64 bit onto the SD using a usb flash drive and created ...
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Does ubuntu installed with 'all erase the old and install new ubuntu' setting has separate partition for system and storage?

Does Linux installed with 'all erase the old things' setting has separate partition for system and storage like C: and D: that of windows? If not, what can I do to save my folders and files (like we ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from DVD

I am following instructions from a number of threads on askubuntu but to no avail. Here they are for your reference: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've ...
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Ubuntu 14 problem when booting

Few days ago I decided to try to use Ubuntu, but had some problems with booting (tty1. Asks to login, but fails) After that I installed Ubuntu again. Even though it loads, but still shows that error ...
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Nouveau unknown chipset at install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu version 14.10 on my new computer. It's a fresh build with nothing installed yet. You can see a list of the hardware here. At first I had difficulty with the UEFI boot, but ...
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14.10/14.04LTS New installation won't boot?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga (S1), and I install through a flash drive. After the notice pop up and say installed successfully and restart. The laptop will boot up and stop at boot device choice ...
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IO error after PSU change

I have just changed my PSU with better one... Plugged cables as same (and i unplug DVD) It works OK... But stuck here. Then blank screen... /etc/init.d/rc: 121: /etc/init.d/rc: ...
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Why I need several boot partitions (EFI and bios grub)?

I'm trying to understand how to properly partitioning the disk for future Ubuntu installations. The reason: after trying to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, I enabled "Legacy mode" on my HP ...
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The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu.Last night, I accidently ran ntfsfix (from the ntfs-3g package) on the windows partition in my hard drive. When I usually boot my machine, it shows the windows ...
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Ubuntu Boot error: NMI watchdog: enabled on all CPus

So, I cannot get Ubuntu to boot on my laptop: I insert my flash drive and change the boot priority and the normal screen of "try Ubuntu before installing" appears. That is what I select. 95% of the ...
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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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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 where the system is installed or the usb specs: 4 GB DDR2 Ram intel xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 1 TB HD ...
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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, ...