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 cannot boot after replacing Windows 8.1 - Boot-repair failure

I have the following problem. I recently bought an SSD for my laptop - which is about 6 years old - and made a clean Windows 8.1 install on it. However, after an "accident" - I had forogt to plug ...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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Ubuntu freezes during boot

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Acer E17 laptop. From one to another the computer seems to freeze during the boot sequence. It boots to grub without an issue, but when I select Ubuntu it seems to freeze ...
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Ubuntu and Live USB won't Boot after power cut 15.04 BTRFS

I didn't think this was a problem until it happened to me twice on two different systems and have never seen this before. First time I was running Xubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo T61 using BTRFS. The ...
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Slow Ubuntu Booting

Problem: It takes too much to start Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 32-bit (7 minutes after the Grub screen). Problem description I turn on the PC 1 minute after the Grub screen appears Once selected Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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Why do I have to repair my booting when swapping harddrives in my laptop?

I bought a new SSD for my Lenovo Thinkpad W530 (I am not sure if hadware is relevant). I installed 15.04 on the new SSD in EFI-only mode with manual partitioning (/efi, / and /home partitions, ...
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Installing Windows 7 after ubuntu 14.04?, cannot boot from win7 usb or dvd

i have an old hp pavilion win 7x64 and got full of viruses, it doesn't have efi/legacy only bios. So i decided to install ubuntux64 end erased all partitions and everything. After the install i tried ...
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full disk encryption boot gui gone

I have installed my ubuntu system with full disk encryption. after installing updates, the gui that you type the password will not show, just a command line interface that keeps ticking information ...
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cant boot to windows after installing ubuntu 15.04

okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, ...
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Windows 8 doesn't show in GRUB 2, Bootrepair didn't help

I've spend the entire day on this problem, probably because I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu. First I wasn't able to start Ubuntu, but after Bootrepair I was. ...
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How do I create a bootable multiple OS DVD in Ubuntu?

I have downloaded a set of linux operating systems that include Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 17, Fedora 21, ArchLinux and Bodhi linux. In totla, all sum up to a size of 4.4 gigabytes. Now what I want to ...
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mei_me initialization failed at boot up

I have an "mei_me" error at system boot-up. May 2 17:47:39 florian-Linux kernel: [ 11.867542] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 62 for MSI/MSI-X May 2 17:47:39 florian-Linux kernel: [ 11.870423] mei_me ...
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My ubuntu 15.04 file system is not writable

The problem started when my lightdm config got messed up and would only boot to a black screen with a cursor. In an attempt to fix this I booted up into recovery mode, dropped into the shell and tried ...
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Black screen after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have spent a few hours on my tablet trying to get help reading answers to similar problems but I'm still stuck. I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. I did it by following the steps on the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu and Xubuntu freezes before login screen (purple screen)

I tried both Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14.04, 64 bit, dual boot with Windows 8) When I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, it freezes. But when I choose "advanced options for Ubuntu" and select and older ...
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Ubuntu Mate LTS 14.04 boot menu will not load OS

I am running ubuntu Mate 14.04 Lts and just recently I have not been able to boot with the grub boot manager. When I hit enter to load ubuntu, my screen freezes at the boot menu. I am able to login by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts not booting in new location

When at home, my laptop boots and operates perfectly, including the WiFi. However, when I take it to work, the boot process is interrupted. The graphical envirmonment appears, but nothing works. I ...
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Fail to boot after downgrading from ubuntu 15.10 to 14.04lts

I can see only "Reboot and select proper device" on laptop startup. Here is my partition configs http://paste.ubuntu.com/10963438/ My laptop model is asus x553m. I need your help!
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Can't boot into linux Dual Boot. HP goes directly to Windows8

So... I wanted to mount a virtual environment of windos7 on VirtualBox. I found out I had to turn on "Virtualization" on the BIOS. So, I went to the BIOS and enabled Virtualization. Then reboot the ...
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Ubuntu on Mac using bootable USB corrupt screen

I have been trying to get Linux ubuntu to work on my desktop macintosh running on os x yosemite but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB, and I select try ...
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How to do dual boot in Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop with UEFI/Secure boot, and this can cause lost of warranty?

I got an Acer Aspire E15 and came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and UEFI / Secure boot, would like to install Ubuntu on dual boot, but I have no experience with laptops that have the system UEFI / ...
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Ubuntu update error in reboot

i had a problem with ubuntu 12.04 LTS(64-bit). After some updates when i reboot my pc i had this error messages: [ 27.981086] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 60 for MSI/MSI-X [ 27.985007] mei_me ...
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Sudden Grub Rescue mode

I had an issue this morning when trying to switch from my Ubuntu partition to windows. I'm now on this grub rescue mode. Ran the ls command to list the parts, and kept getting the "error: unknown ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu 14.04 - GNU GRUB

I had a problem when booting my Ubuntu. The issue is that yesterday I finally was able to install QT creator after fighting with broken dependencies. My guess, is that It also removed other ...
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What is the difference between keyboard-configuration/layout and keyboard-configuration/layoutcode?

I am trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Server (as a virtual machine). While trying to set the keyboard layout to German, I noticed two different configuration options: ...
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GNU GRUB Terminal - Instead of Ubuntu login screen

Note: Before you mark it as duplicate, please read the question fully. I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 normally, but today when I turned my laptop on, and selected Ubuntu out of two options: Windows and ...
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“A start job is running for /etc/rc.local Compatibility”: how to fix?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid (15.04) today, and after the restart I experienced a very long boot process. My laptop usually boots in 5 seconds or less, and now it hadn't finished even after a few ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS showing 'version message write failed' message while booting

The following lines are getting displayed while Ubuntu is booting. [ 27.981086] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 60 for MSI/MSI-X [ 27.985007] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: version message write failed: ret = -5 ...
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Why does Ubuntu not install in my computer?

When I start the installation through BIOS, it works till it reaches the choose install method. I select the option "Install inside Windows 7" and the screen then tells me to remove any installation ...
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Boot problems with Ubuntu 14.04 in ThinkPad T450s

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a ThinkPad T450s and I cannot boot in the normal way. Some sites recommend changing the Secure Boot options, and while this works for the first time, if I tried to boot ...
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Something's wrong with my grub.cfg

I know that's pretty generic, but... I installed updates, which included a new kernel. I removed an old kernel and got: joliver@JOHN-DEV:~$ sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic Reading ...
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Error message on booting up Ubuntu 14.04.2

After upgrading from kernel linux-image-3.13.0-49-generic to linux- image-3.13.0-51-generic, I am getting this error message in dmesg on startup: [ 6.352555] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 47 for MSI/MSI-X ...
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After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for password even though no disk encryption was set up

I installed a brand new SSD into my laptop and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, with NO system encryption used (only Home directory encryption). However, it still asks me for a password when ...
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Trouble booting

I installed Ubuntu on my desktop without any errors, but when I restarted the computer wouldn't boot up correctly. I got a black screen and it just stays on said black screen. After manually turning ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 update-initramfs fails after packages installation

I have a big script I use in fresh installs since 14.10, but when using it on Ubuntu 15.04 I get an initramfs error. The script looks like this: echo "Starting configuration" && echo ...
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Unable to reinstall windows 7. I have tried EVERYTHING. (computer won't recognize flash drives?) [on hold]

Just to make this clear I have searched the internet for weeks now and cant find out how to fix this. I installed ubuntu to try it because it seemed cool. First of all I wasn't able to successfully ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 is loading very slow

Ubuntu is booting very slow. When I start my computer and select Ubuntu instead of Windows, my monitor says that there is no signal and after a minute or so it opens ubuntu. I ran dmesg in the ...
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Can I choose which OS I want to startup with while booting [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Professional. Will the system ask me with which OS it will start (Windows or Ubuntu) on startup or will it load only Ubuntu?
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Kubuntu 15.04 Freezes On Startup

I have a fresh installation of Kubuntu 15.04. Every few boots, it freezes completely during startup with the kubuntu logo showing before the login screen shows, ctrl+alt+F# / ctrl+alt+del do nothing. ...
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Can't install Ubuntu I get a black screen

So I have Windows 7 installed and I have burned the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS .iso to a USB flash drive. My computer has a Haswell i7, GTX 780 and a Gigabyte H97-HD3 motherboard. Now when I boot it from the ...
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ChrUbuntu not booting after install [on hold]

I'm trying to install Linux_4_Tegra ChrUbuntu to use Cuda on an acer chromebook 13 using this script and these instructions However, when I reboot after running cgpt add -i 6 -P 5 -T 1 /dev/mmcblk0 ...
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How to change default language at gfxboot prompt of live-cd?

I sucessfully rematered an Ubuntu 14.04 ISO. The only thing I am still looking for: I want so set "german" as the default language in the syslinux/gfxboot boot menu. Also I want to prevent, that the ...
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cannot boot into login screen after uninstalling some kernel update packages

In Ubuntu 12.04, I tried to upgrade the kernel as required by a software XXX that I was installing. So as per XXX installation instructions, I installed these packages using apt-get: ...
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no login screen ubuntu 14.10

I updated my Ubuntu from 14.04.02 to Ubuntu 14.10. It was a clean install. when I booted my machine, I didn't get the login screen but only the blank screen. then I tried this solution Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 very slow booting

I installed a freesh Ubuntu 15.04 couple days back. The boot time is taking more than a minute. What should I do? The dmesg is here http://paste.ubuntu.com/10947235/ It seem related with nouveau!...
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Slow boot on Ubuntu 15.04 during ACPI

The time seems to be wasted mainly between these two log lines. What could it be waiting for ? Apr 30 01:19:22 terodde kernel: [ 0.907820] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query honored via ...
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Ubuntu 15 sleeps before login

I have updated from 14.10 to the recent 15. Since I did so, everytime I am booting, it takes a lot of time in the loading screen and then the computer just goes to sleep. When I power back up, the ...
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I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now my computer will not boot into any system!

I've been running Windows 8.1 on my computer for a while, and recently bought a new hard drive to run Linux on. I installed Ubuntu, and now I am unable to boot into either OS. When I allow the ...