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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Migrate root filesystem from btrfs to ext4

I want migrate a Ubuntu installation off of btrfs as root because it frequently hangs and causes out of space errors and I really don't need the snapshots. The partition was created empty and not ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, Powercap/SELinux Issue

I am running Ubuntu (well, Lubuntu, really) on my home server, and all was tickety boo until a few days ago, when the OS stopped booting. Not being able to SHH in anymore, I hooked it up to a monitor ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu greeter is different/lower graphics after using nvidia graphics driver

My system used to have a problem where it would hang on wake up from suspend. I started using the updated nvidia drivers as suggested in an answer. After that ubuntu would always boot differently ...
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How to add Windows 8 grub entry?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. But my PC directly boots into Ubuntu. That is why I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to ...
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I get a “serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting

Same problem with me but when i go on ignore os is booting fine. but still that error is comming on my display when i reboot
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Ubuntu showing black screen, doesn't start [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bits in a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ , it had 12.04 and I installed it from the DVD. It finished right but after restart it doesn't start, it remains a ...
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ARGH udev won't stop renaming my interfaces!

I have the following in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="d0:50:99:50:43:17", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0" SUBSYSTEM=="net", ...
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Trouble booting Ubuntu from flash drive on a PC with no so [duplicate]

So, the story is that I had Ubuntu installed on my PC, but then accidentally reformatted the drive it was on thinking I was reformatting a different USB instead. Now, when I boot my computer, I am ...
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Cannot boot into GUI

Cannot boot into GUI at all. Was working for awhile but I think something happened awhile back, when I plugged my TV into the HDMI port on my laptop. After trying a ton of solutions like ...
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trying to install ubuntu 14.10 from usb on a pc with 9.04 [duplicate]

My computer right now has Ubuntu 9.04, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 using a bootable USB stick. If not mistaken, I did that process right, but the thing is when I boot the pen drive, a ...
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removing Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I have installed BY ITSELF Ubuntu into a computer (replacing Windows 8 altogether). There is no other operating system in this computer. Now I want to remove it and reinstall windows 8 and I have no ...
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Boot into Busybox instead of Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu OS on a virtual machine (VMWare Player). Today, my VM was booting into the GNU GRUB version 2.02 instead of Lubuntu as usual. I was following this instructions and now I'm stuck at ...
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Removing the encryption password at boot

This question has been asked a lot, but I still don't know the answer to it. Is there a way to remove the password at boot? I have processes that start up when the computer boots up, and when have to ...
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How do i boot a windows 7 usb on a ubuntu computer? [on hold]

so I have a windows 7 bootable flash drive and when I go into my set up settings it dosent give me the option to go into the boot sequence just the grub thing help.
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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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GRUB not installed correctly by ubuntu server manual process?

symptom: can not boot from SSD after installing ubuntu server 14.04. BIOS menu keeps returning back. No dual booting. setup: Lenovo T430s with windows 8 preinstalled. BIOS boot menu supports both ...
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Ubuntu boot error mei timeout

So I had a dual boot setup using Ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8. I recently upgraded the Ubuntu partition using a Ubuntu 14.04 live USB by installing the OS on the same partition to preserve the files. ...
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PowerPC Mac G5 bootloader hangs at quiesce

I dug an old Mac PowerPC g5 out of my garage, and the MacOS install on it appears to be trashed. It can boot into OF Diagnostics, and I can get into the OF Console (egads, what an alien world!). ...
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Can no longer boot after a restart

I was prompted to restart my computer to install updates and when I did, I found myself staring at the grub rescue prompt. I have tried boot-repair, but it gets hung at "purging and installing last ...
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Start PC on same network from script on ubuntu server

I have a server with ubuntu 14.04 on. I would like to be able boot and shutdown several ubuntu 12.04 machines on the same network. Is this possible and if so how would i go about doing it? Many ...
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can't boot repair dualboot [duplicate]

I have been messing with Ubuntu for the past week or so with many problems in the process. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad with 500GB of HDD. I have managed to install Windows 7 on a 350GB partition and ...
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blank screen on boot; can't reach login; 14.04

I've looked through almost all of the suggested questions as well as searched on the error messages in the attached logs and can't find anything applicable - at least as far as I understand things. ...
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Starting Lightdm display manager: [FAIL]

How do i solve this? It maybe related to my previous problems: Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2 System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?
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Problem with dual-booting with Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. When starting my machine I see: error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> Why is this happening and how can I fix it? I am ...
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14.04 is not detecting hard drives

After successfully booting and running an installation from a Live USB, I can't boot the new system. The initramfs /dev directory is never populated with sda and sdb, my disks. They don't exist in ...
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Explanation of entries in dmesg log in Ubuntu Server 14.04

A few days ago I did a clean install of Ubuntu Server 14.04. Everything is working fine, but when my system boots I get these entries in dmesg log: [ 3.106082] EXT4-fs (dm-0): mounted filesystem ...
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Cannot install new version of Linux over Ubuntu [on hold]

I want to try new Linux distributions, and I can't get any to boot from USB or CD despite changing the boot order. It doesn't even detect that it's there at all. It works to boot onto on my desktop ...
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Acer c720 slow bootup with error message

I am currently using Chrubuntu on my acer c720 and when it boots up i receive this error message: [1.8651421] usb 2-4: string descriptor 0 malformed (err = -61), defaulting to 0x0409" When I run ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 boot errors

I'm trying to run lubuntu 14.04 (i386) on a old computer. I set up a bootable usb drive. After I choose to run lubuntu "without instalation" I get these errors: 02064241 pci 0000:00:Oa* BAR 4: error ...
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hp thin client desktop not displaying

We have set up an LTSP server in our organization, but while booting the HP thin client it is getting a DHCP IP address and its tftp pxe image but it is not getting to the desktop. I get a thick ...
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My Sony Vaio VGN-N31M/W will not boot without the power cable plugged in

My Sony Vaio VGN-N31M/W only boots with the power cable plugged in. The screen simply hangs on the Grub screen, it loads when acpi is disabled but the laptop is then very slow and can not recognise ...
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ubuntu 14.04 take a lot of time to start

Ubuntu 14.04 takes a lot of time to boot. This is dmesg log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10368370/ What's the problem with that?
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if I move my ubuntu partition will I have boot problems?

In order to cloning my old hd on the new smaller SSD I need to resize all the partition and move the unlocated space at the end of the hd On blog they suggest to use gparted live to copy all the ...
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REturns to win7 after reboot @ubuntu install

So I thought it be cool to give a try at Ubuntu. Did a clean install first of Win7 onto my new SSD. I than partitioned 40gigs for Ubuntu. I made an USB drive with Ubuntu on it, booted from it. ...
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Boot from external hard drive and access internal hard drive?

Suppose Ubuntu are installed on both of my internal and external hard drives, although their versions are different. How can I boot the Ubuntu on the external hard drive connected to my laptop by ...
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Unable to boot to encrypted root partition after Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade

I am running a Lenovo T440p with a clean install of Ubuntu. No dual booting. Over the weekend I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were some package install errors that led to Ubuntu being ...
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Collision hazard? /var/log populated by repair tool, but actual /var located on separate partition

Something went wrong in my system, and I used one of the handy boot CDs to repair grub and also iron out some mistakes in device assignments. No big deal, and it worked a treat. Good. However, the ...
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Disk image, partitions selectively, all this using dd [on hold]

Start point situation: HDD with MBR scheme, four primary partitions, one of them is Windows XP system and boot partition. Remaining partitions are used for plain user data files. This formatting was ...
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Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2

Please Help. When I boot up I just get a black screen that never goes away. I tried booting ubuntu in recovery mode and it said: display adapter :[FAIL] ( something like that show up). It could be ...
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Boot screen on Ubuntu freezing (both 12.04 and 14.10)

So, the loading screen stucking up after Im trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKk1PeXMet8 I tried 14.10 as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV-GUzRiQ4g I think that ...
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Ubuntu server 14.0 iscsi drive not mounting

I am new to Ubuntu and I am having a problem mounting an ISCSI drive on boot. When I watch the services start up, I see FAIL for mounting network filesystem. When the server finishes booting, the ...
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Upgrade 12.04->14.04 broke mdadm RAID10. Boot stops

Server was an Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and was running just fine. All four drives in server are SATA spin-drives. /dev/md0 - swap RAID10: sda1, sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 /dev/md1 - root RAID10: sda2, sdb2, sdc2, sdd2 ...
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14.04.2: gave up waiting on root device

I've just installed 14.04.2, and after selecting Ubuntu in grub I get dumped to an initramfs shell. The error reads gave up waiting on root device. The device it's trying to mount by UUID, hosting ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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Backing up or mirroring my existing hard drive

I'll try to keep it short - I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Windows has recently stopped working (involving all kinds of messages during start up that say that my hard drive is ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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Unable to boot after uninstalling evolution-data-server

I've accidently uninstalled evolution-data-server thinking it to be a component of the Evolution package. But after that I'm unable to boot to ubuntu. I've Gnome Desktop Environment installed on my ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and newest Ubuntu, separate HDDs, Removable HDD caddy for laptop

Okay so a few months back I bought a new HDD for my laptop and installed Windows 8.1 onto the new HDD in place of the old HDD, I then bought a caddy to use my old HDD in place of my DVD drive seeing ...