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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Maintaining multiple Linux distros - boot and grub partitions

Here is my GParted view of /dev/sda The unallocated blocks were once another Ubuntu distribution - I will resize my other partitions to consume them soon. /dev/sda2 holds my Debian installation's ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu 14.10 over existing Ubuntu 14.10 installation

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed as the sole OS on Dell Latitude E5540 64 bit system by a 3rd party. The installer admitted he didn't know much about working with Linux OS. When he installed Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing Red Hat 6 Enterprise Linux to do Dual Boot

My biggest issue is having Ubuntu recognize RHEL as an Operating System. I initially installed RHEL first and then tried Ubuntu. When installing Ubuntu, I wouldn't get the statement that says, " we ...
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Installing GRUB2 on Intel RAID1 volume fails to boot

I've come here as a kind of last resort, hopefully someone will be able to help me. I work for a company which sells POS systems, recently we started using the HP RP5 5810 PC as the heart of our ...
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How to create a live system on usb-drive with persistent changes on disk/hdd

I was trying to install Ubuntu live on a USB-drive with persistent changes. However i wanted to write the changes to HDD instead of USB for various reasons (Performance, Space). I found out, that the ...
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Move installation to external drive

I want to move an existing internal Ubuntu installation to an external drive. I've put what was my internal HDD into and external case and set my bios to recognise booting from USB. The result is I ...
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Stuck at loading screen after removing LightDM

I removed unity and installed cinnamon on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, everything was working fine. I recently removed LightDM in favour to the lock screen of cinnamon using this method How to uninstall ...
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Update to 13.10 on USB drive causes kernel panic

Apologies if this has been answered already, but I couldn't find anything relevant. I run Ubuntu 13.10 on an external USB drive and it has been running happily (with several updates) for some time. ...
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Need help merging unallocated partition to primary partitions

I triple-booted and realized I did not want Mac OS X anymore. So I simply deleted it's partition. But now I am trying to move half of the unallocated to windows and half of it to Ubuntu. I am having a ...
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Can't boot to new kernel, error processing package linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic

Yesterday I installed the updates ubuntu presented me and now I can't boot in to the most recent kernel anymore, linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic. Starting up immediately causes a kernel panic and ...
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Unable to Wipe my SSD from linux

I have an SSD which I've installed Ubuntu on, it was completely clean. I installed it and encrypted it. I decided I wanted to wipe my hard drive for a new install without encryption. I'm unable to do ...
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How to create bootable ISO from an installed OS?

Say I have two systems A and B. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on system A and need same set of settings in system B, for which I am thinking to make a bootable iso from System A(creating as a ...
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Dual boot Win 8/Ubuntu 15.04

I have two HDD, one has my Windows 8.1 install on it. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on the second HDD by creating a UFEI bootable USB and installing it that way, there was no option to "install along side ...
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(initramfs) unable to find a live medium containing a live file system

I used Unetbootin to put the iso on a USB drive, tried it on multiple hard drives (same pc) and got this error every time: (initramfs) unable to find a live medium containing a live file system I ...
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Install Ubuntu on Seperate HDD - Win 7 Error

So, I decided that installing Ubuntu and re-learning Linux would be beneficial. I downloaded Ubuntu (Latest version), unplugged all other HDD/SSD that I have in my PC and the install went perfect and ...
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Safely move (and extend) Ubuntu Partition

So I know this question has probably been asked before but I am having trouble finding an answer specific to my problem and I really dont want to ruin my machine and have to reinstall both operating ...
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I no longer detect any OS or hard drive after updating from 12.04 to 14.04

I updated the my system from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had installed the OS on the partition /sda. After I restarted my system, I was taken directly to boot menu and the boot menu no longer showed that ...
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Weird Lines when Dual Booting with Windows 8.1

So I recently decided to give Ubuntu a whirl, so I tried to dual boot it alongside windows 8.1. However, when put it on my USB and booted from there to install it. I immediately got yellow/orange ...
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weird language/ charictors after while booting

when I try to boot from my USB I get these strange characters instead of the dell logo screen: Raikra 'isks kr kphar ia 'ia* prass ajy kay pk rasparp It seems to ask to press a key, and when I put ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Optiplex 9020

After disable safe boot options on BIOS, change UEFI to Legacy option I could boot Ubuntu from USB, it is not installed on computer. But it skips part of the left side of the screen and does not show ...
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Windows won't boot after deleting Ubuntu's partition

As I've been having too many problems with booting in Windows 7 while having Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I decided to delete all partitions and format completely my hard disk. I then tried to install ...
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Default HDD partitions on Dell Inspiron 3551 laptop

I got a brand new dell inspiron 15 3551 with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. 3,7GB RAM, Intel Celeron CPU N2840 2´16 GHz x2, Graf. Intel Bay Trail, HDD 500GB. It comes with the following disc partitions; ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate on Raid 1

I wanna install ubuntu mate desktop 14.04 LTS on Raid 1 - preferably with LVM and Encryption. tha farthest i got so far is. booting live system installing mdadm, creating a raid starting ...
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What should I do as apt-get wants to remove grub-efi-amd64-signed

I'm on 15.04 and latest upgrade shows grub-efi-amd64-signed as "to be removed" (along with upgrading grub-common, grub-efi-amd64, grub-efi-amd64-bin and grub2-common) I'm using EFI secure boot, so I ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing on MacBook Pro 6,2?

I installed Ubuntu Trusty Tahr(14.04) on my MacBook Pro 6,2. But, after installing all the updates, and restarting, I can't boot anymore. I installed The rEFInd Boot Manager, on my MacBook. At boot ...
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i am getting the message “serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /”

I have installed ubuntu from a 'power iso' application on my windows 7 laptop. I recently updated my ubuntu version from 13.10 to 14.04...after all the downloading was done i was finally asked to ...
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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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Ubuntu won't boot without install CD

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on to a laptop that I have. The laptop originally had Windows 7 installed on it but I'd like to completely get rid of that and replace it with Ubuntu. I made an ...
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GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta2-9 Wont boot?

So I got this computer used. It had Windows Ultimate installed. After some time it stopped working. One of my dad friends fixed it (using Linux) It got windows again and runned smooth. Untill it ...
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where do i add modules to initramfs? 15.04 [duplicate]

I need to add these modules because my usb keyboard is not working when I try to type my encrypted password. usbcore uhci_hcd ehci_hcd usbhid I guess I need to add these to ...
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need initfamfs modules. 15.04 [duplicate]

is anything else supposed to be here? I am using Ubuntu gnome and my keyboard is unresponsive for encryption password. Do I need any more modules, and if so where do I add them. # List of modules ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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Everything except GUI is black

Since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have many problems on it (that I don't have on Debian 8) Indeed, when I switch to TTY with CTRL + ALT + F(1-6), I get a black screen, same problem when ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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Win 7 on HDD and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

new machine, 258G SSD, 500G HDD. Main purpose of the machine is for data analysis, and Ubuntu is my preferred OS. Nonetheless, there are times when I need to use Microsoft Excel, therefore I do need ...
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How to add windows 8 to Grub 2 [duplicate]

Ok, my computer has windows 8 preinstalled, i wanted to have dual-boot so i tried to add ubuntu in the easyBCD, now i cant boot to windows and in grub2 only ubuntu appears. I ran the boot repair and ...
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Stuck booting in emergency mode after trying to read bad HDD. What happened?

I tried to read a corrupted Windows hard drive on Ubuntu 15.04. I got an error saying the drive was in hibernation and that I should open it as read-only. Being a n00b, I didn't know what to do, so ...
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Error Booting to Windows after removing Ubuntu

I wanted to remove Ubuntu to reorganize my hard disk, I deleted Ubuntu partition then I run this command in Windows repair "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" but when my Laptop boots it shows a screen says ...
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Can't burn image to SD card

I have a problem burning images to my SD card. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP Pavilion g6. When I plug my 8gb SD card into the laptop's internal SD card reader it shows up in the dock and I can ...
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Access Encrypted Home Folder

Something happened to my laptop recently and whenever I booted it up, it freezes and my cap locks button blinks. I did a little googling on this and it appears that it is caused due to a kernel panic. ...
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How do use Ubuntu to recover a hard drive [on hold]

I'm trying to recover data from an old laptop ATA hard drive and heard that Ubuntu is good for doing this. I have bought a ATA to SATA converter to connect the old hard drive to a PC and made a ...
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Black screen with white underscore not starting and no option for reboot [duplicate]

After installation from bootable USB it worked well, but when restarted after some time,this black screen occured. Any fixes for this? And the purple screen also doesn't come. It only stops at the ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on an Macbook pro intel

How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 from an USB drive on a Macbook pro intel
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu (Elementary Freya) [on hold]

I wanted to try out Linux so I installed Elementary OS Freya (which is apparently an Ubuntu fork) following these instructions, but I lost the ability to boot into Windows now as it doesn't show up in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable without pen drive

I have a HP Free Dos laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the bootable OS. Hence, I created a USB stick as Ubuntu installer. When I plugged in the USB stick, i got a few options like "Try ...
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ubuntu installation but not working

i installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 but now when i open my laptop it says "The system is running in low-graphics mode" and when i presss enter it prompts What would you like to do run in low ...
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Windows gone and ubuntu not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i installed correctly by creating partitions and the laptop finally says restart to use ubuntu but when i do , it agains diplays a gnu grub version showing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Second Hard Drive - Mounting But Not Recognized - NEWBIE

I'm very new to Ubuntu, read and tried a bunch of the self help articles, but no luck. I have a second hard drive named 'Second' with a folder named 'TVShows' in it that I would like mounted in my ...
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Clearing Discs With Ubuntu & Windows to Install Ubuntu Only

If you look at a recent post I had some trouble with partitions. I messed up a couple of things and now I am extremely annoyed at my poor installation of Ubuntu. When I go to boot options I have two ...
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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...