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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Unable to boot ubuntu 14.4 from usb on dell inspirton 15 3537

So I recently installed windows 10 on my computer. Before that I had a dual boot windows 7/ubuntu 14.4. Now I wanted to boot ubuntu from a usb. I created a live usb using unetbootin. After that I ...
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How do I dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04.2?

I doing a clean install so I will be removing everything from my HDD, I have created bootable usb for both the OS, I am currently running windows 8.1 only but want to dual boot both the above stated ...
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error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error - hdd not detected in BIOS after this error

So here's what happened: I created a ubuntu gnome bootable usb using unetbootin and selected to replace my windows and install a fresh copy of ubuntu. But as soon as ubuntu finished cleaning up ...
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Boot error probably about Hard Drive

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this post but I need solid help on this since I've been having this problem with this hard drive frequently. Please refer to these screenshots for a ...
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Boot-Repair made Dual Boot System unusable

After an Update to Ubuntu 14.04, the system no longer started and showed the grub rescue prompt. I was able to start from CD by pressing F10 at the beginning to select the boot medium. Then I was able ...
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while booting system msg:“(initramfs)unable to find a medium containing a live file system” [duplicate]

i have tried to dual boot my system with window 8 and _ubuntu_14.04- (pre-emphasized textinstalled).as i inserted disk of window 8 and there comes a option of language, after selecting language option ...
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Windows 10 crashes after about 3 minutes with Ubuntu 14.04 installed [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my machine on a partition. I wanted to install Windows 10, so I installed it to another partition using a USB. Later there was the issue where I could not select the ...
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Why am I getting this every time I boot up? [duplicate]

Why do I get this ? every single time I boot up. Here is how much free space I got: and here it is in Nautilus: Now how can I clear it up since there is nothing to clear?
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Mac OS X and Ubuntu Dual Boot without USB or disc?

I am currently following this guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I ahve downloaded rEFIt and I'm at the step where it wants me to insert a USB ...
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Messy GRUB after upgrade to windows 10

I was a bit unconfortable with GRUB when upgrading to windows 10. First of all, before upgrading I was dual booting Ubuntu/Windows 7. For the reason everybody know, we have two lines (sda1 and sda 2) ...
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I only have ubuntu in a laptop with UEFI. How can I change the OS? [on hold]

Well, Before I start explaining my problem I would like to apologize for the mistakes I could commit since I'm not an english speaker. This is the thing: I bought a laptop and it came with Windows 8, ...
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Help with botched 14.04 LTS dual boot install/Auto-boot grub fails to get into windows 8.1

First-time poster here, sorry if the title isn't written well(suggestions welcome) System specs(if helpful): AMD 750k processor Asrock FM2A55M-HD+ mobo Seagate 1TB SSHD(hd0) WD 320GB HDD(hd1) 8gb ...
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rEFInd can't find Lubuntu kernel on Lubuntu partition

I was sent here from another forum. I'll repeat my entire post here for completeness: I'm trying to get refind to boot the Lubuntu kernel directly instead of maintaining the manual config and using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 new install - boot on recovery mode only

I have installed Ubuntu 14.02 on an old HP 540J with a dual boot Windows XP. The PC is a Pentium 4 with 2.8Gig of RAM. When I try to boot on Ubuntu from the GRU I get a black/orange page but it ...
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How to reinstall ubuntu [duplicate]

I got a new computer (Dell inspiron 3000 series) was a system of Ubuntu I turned it on Windows 7 . I want to have again the old system what to do. ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 USB installation drive not recognized during boot(Dell Latitude D630)

Ubuntu 14.04 USB flash drive isn't recognized during boot. I have had a bunch of hardware failures this week and I am down to a hybrid image laptop harddrive with mint 12 installed on it to boot as ...
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Cannot boot with Ubuntu

Some days ago my daughter (who has her own account on the PC) told me she could not boot the computer (A HP Compaq with Ubuntu 14.04). I do not know how it occured, if she did something wrong (I do ...
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Lenovo z510 ubuntu + windows [duplicate]

I need to install ubuntu on my windows 8.1 and I need so I can load at startup or windose laptop or Ubuntu, so I tried it already seems to me it is not correctly installed, and download it into my ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after resetting NVRAM on iMac

I have an iMac and the sole operating system on it is Ubuntu 14.04 I was trying to solve an issue with the DVD drive and so I reset the NVRAM by holding command+option+p+r while the machine was ...
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu on External HD, Switching Boot Order on Windows 10

I had Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10. Smashing. Since there are some privacy things I don't like about Windows 10, I wanted to install Ubuntu as well for a sort of Dual-Boot setup to learn ...
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Installed ubuntu on my windows machine, windows kept hanging before login screen, now so does Ubuntu

So my windows install would seem to load fast, but before it got to any graphic (even the windows loading screen) it would hang on a black screen for about 5 to 10 seconds (sometimes it would hang for ...
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GRUB fails to install with LVM setup

I have 1x 160GB HDD and 2x 80GB. The way I want to partition all the disks is as follows, GPT partition tables with 10GB partitions which will be LVM physical volumes. The rest of the disk space will ...
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How to change cmdline variables on boot or first boot

Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on an EMB-3500 board. Its is an I.MX6Q. So my U-Boot saves the evn variable for my video as a development ...
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How to add Kali linux as third Os (to triple boot) over Ubuntu and Win8 [on hold]

Currently im having a dual boot PC. i installed ubuntu 'alongside' windows 8 and now im using its grub for swap. Now i want to install Kali linux as third OS and i want to make a triple boot with ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub and boot-repair doesn't help

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 on my partitioned laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Grub no longer appeared on boot so I ran boot-repair from an Ubuntu liveUSB. This didn't ...
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How to boot a USB to reinstall windows when I have ubuntu installed?

I want to go back to windows 7 for now and I am on Ubuntu and it's the only OS that is in my computer, but it seems that when I go to the boot options when I restart my PC, it could not detect the ...
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How to create a separate /boot partition after installation when dual booting?

I dual boot Arch Linux and Ubuntu. I have the following partition setup: Here sda1 is where Ubuntu is installed, Arch on sda2. New Partition #2 is the proposed /boot. sda4 is a common home for both ...
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Ubuntu booting very slowly

Takes 4 minutes for Ubuntu to boot even with 4 GB RAM and Intel core i5 fifth generation. Please help. Earlier it was booting OK but I installed Fedora alongside and since then Ubuntu boots very ...
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Error message “Start PXE over IPv6 — Start PXE over IPv4 — PXE-E18 server responce timeout”

When I restart my Dell(INSPIRON 3421) PC, it is showing this message : Start PXE over IPv4 -- PXE-E18 server response timeout,Start PXE over IPv6. Now PC takes 4/5 minutes for successful booting. ...
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Grub shows “lsb_release -i -s 2 …” instead of “Ubuntu”

After doing apt-get update my grub shows s "lsb_release -i -s 2 ..." instead of "Ubuntu". How to make it shows back "Ubuntu"? Of course I can edit it manually in /etc/boot/grub.cfg. But every doing ...
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New User for 2 weeks now unable to boot

Longtime Mac User who replaced Windows 7 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Type 418065U. Happily used Unbutu 14 for 2 weeks. Last night a system update was suggested by system. I assumed that was a good idea ...
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Cannot autologin on Ubuntu 14.04 after updates

I just do some updates and now I cannot autologin into my Ubuntu 14.04. Previously, I can autologin, sometimes I cannot. I guess, this is caused by something with systemd. Here my auth.log when ...
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How to disable/skip advance welcome page on Ubuntu Server 14.04?

On every reboot my system stops booting and asks me for a language. After that I have to choose boot form first hard drive. The installation - ISO is not mounted. Can anyone tell me how I can ...
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Force ubuntu to not start X for a specific kernel

I found that I should add the "text" option to the command line, so my boot command looks like this BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.18.19server root=UUID=c77aaddf-4e30-49cc-9f1b-e52d3b09f568 ro video=vesa:off ...
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my 12.04 version on DELL is crashing while booting…how do I resolve this please?

My system while booting is on a perpetual screen roll..and I keep tapping FN+ESC (Lock) and after sometime the system boots and my home screen appears...this was not the case earlier ...how do I ...
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Ubuntu live cd not detecting existing 15.04 partition

I have been using Ubuntu 15.04 since it was released. Today, I had to reinstall Windows 7 for some work requirements. The windows installation went well, and as always, grub had been erased. So now, I ...
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How to increase /boot partition size when installing Ubuntu 14.04 using the “use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM” option?

How to edit the size of the /boot partition when installing Ubuntu? Using the guided partitioning option "use the entire disk and set up encrypted LVM" results is a /boot partition which is only ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad?

I have Ubuntu on all of my computers that I use, so I am fairly clear on how to install it via USB, but this time has been different. I receieved a Lenovo Thinkpad tablet(no keyboard) from my school ...
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Windows 10 upgrade lead into grub rescue

I was dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu on my desktop, and today is the day they gave out free Windows 10 upgrades. How exciting! I got the update, and it was installing, and I left to go take ...
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hide grub on computer start

I tried all the methods that comes in google search for "hide the grub menu on computer start", but still no luck, I guess things work differently on Ubuntu 15.04 ? this is my grub # If you change ...
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What is the diference between a normal boot and resume option after a recovery boot?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.5 server machine that hangs on boot, but if I choose recovery mode and then resume, everything's ok. Any clue?!
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error: attempt read-write outside of disk `hd0`

My problem This problem has been plaguing my boot for a while, it happens about half the times I start up my computer. Grub will load successfully, and wait ten seconds for me to choose which OS to ...
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Black screen when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

I am in need of some help. It has been 2 weeks since I bought my first ever windows laptop with the aim of replacing windows but I have been unsuccessful. The hardware is as follows : Asus 15' F550D ...
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How to make Ubuntu ISO bootable on a USB stick with OSX?

I have a Macbookpro and I'm planning to create a multiple boot. I've already created the necessary partitions and downloaded image file (i386) When I try to create a bootable USB stick from the ISO ...
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Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue

Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue... The error message appears immediately after the boot screen on purple background. Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS.
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How do I hide the GRUB menu showing up in the beginning of boot?

I stopped Dualbooting and I dont want to have to choose the OS anymore and just have it load Ubuntu like normal like before? Any help is appreciated.
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“Not a COM32R image” error when trying to install from a USB key

Not a COM32R image boot is a message that the console infinitely keeps spitting out when I try to install Ubuntu 10.04 from a USB. I created the USB using the StartupDiskCreator in 11.04. What is ...
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How to stop mysql from running at boot time?

How could I stop Mysql from running at boot time? Is there any GUI for that or this must be done through console? It's Ubuntu 10.10
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How to fix very slow Ubuntu booting?

When I boot up my my newly installed copy of Ubuntu on my custom rig w/4GB DDR3 RAM and a 3 Ghz Intel Core i7, it takes about a minute and a half at the purple loading screen, and then after logging ...