Questions about the bootup process in Ubuntu. Use this tag if you have trouble booting Ubuntu or you have questions about the bootup process.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
12 views

winusb installing windows

m novice to ubuntu, and pretty novice to termianl and commands I followed commands on this page "Installing WinUSB on Ubuntu 14.04" to install winusb. lastly it asked where to install or upgrade ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Installing 14.10 on laptop without OS/with Linpus

I have been using ubuntu on my laptops and PCs for some years now but never did the installation process myself. I now bought a new Acer Aspire E5-571G-59EG without OS and would like to install ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

My Ubuntu doen's start properly!

When I boot my Ubuntu it starts the plymouth screen, but when the plymouth finish it shows the final of the log and the mouse appears a few seconds later. To exit this screen I need to hear the sound ...
1
vote
1answer
13 views

Ubuntu kernel doesn't boot up right

I compiled a Ubuntu 15.04 kernel last night and installed it this morning. It showed up fine in my grub but when I tried to boot it, it booted me to my Ubuntu 14.04 instaed. What is going on? Also, ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

Need live cd or usb of original 12.04

I need a copy of original desktop Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit live CD (or live USB). Not the alternative copy. Can I buy one or can someone give me step by step directions to make one. I have issues with an ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Ubuntu14 stuck after kernel initialization

I've installed a server with Ubuntu 14.04. I ran into this issue only once while installing, but after that I didn't need to reboot and everything went fine. Just before deployment I decided to make a ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Standalone Grub2 EFI installation - grub.cfg placement?

I'm trying to use Grub2 as the boot manager on an EFI system in standalone mode. (The only persistent harddisk has OS X on it; Linux and Windows drives may or may not be present at times, hence the ...
3
votes
2answers
22 views

How to remove unnecessary EFI entries from GRUB?

How I can get rid of these unwanted GRUB menu entries. My Ubuntu and Windows is getting loaded properly but these unnecessary entries I don't need it. Thanks in advance.
0
votes
0answers
37 views

How can I install windows on this disk?

From little searching, seems like this mbr is corrupt so it doesn't want to install windows on windows partition... ubuntu is on sda1 and I can remove this but I don't want to remove home folder in ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Kernel Panic after trying to upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 which came with ubuntu 14.04. I got a notification of an update to .10 and went for it. Once it finished it said it completed with errors. I sudo rebooted and now the OS ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Explain dual booting and installing on another internal hard drive?

Can somebody explain the difference between dual booting ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8, and installing ubuntu on another internal hard drive? And how you would do this? I'm a relatively new ubuntu user ...
-1
votes
0answers
16 views

Windows running into boot loop after Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have tried all the solutions available online, but no avail. I am facing a boot loop for windows OS whenever i restart the system. I installed ubuntu 3 days back and windows was working fine until ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

boot delays - old ssh connect to host messages connection timed out

I tried searching for a solution elsewhere, but nothing looks like this problem. After restarting our server, we get boot messages such as the following: ssh: connect to host dev.contractor.com port ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

Booting failed after enabling swap and installing uswsusp

After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, my swap partition was not active which is why Ubuntu did not hibernate. I followed steps given in this answer . I edited /etc/fstab/ by typing sudo nano /etc/fstab in ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

cant load grub2, even though it's ready to go on the hdd

My netbook (acer aspire one250D) cant load GRUB2. It loads the BIOS and I can access the boot menu. Unfortunately after that, it is just a blinking cursor (e.g. '_') . So it doesnt matter what boot ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Drop to a console after boot, and then start the GUI when required

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome as the Desktop Environment. When I boot, I want it to be quick, and drop into a shell. I'll enter my username and password, and if I require, I will start the ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Purple screen then black screen with white line

I have had Ubuntu installed for a couple of days now and I was installing graphic drivers and accidentally installed nvidia ones when I needed AMD ones. I tried to delete all the nvidia drivers. When ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

(initramfs) Terminal - Instead of Ubuntu login screen

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS normally, but today when I turned my laptop on, and selected Ubuntu out of two options: Windows and Ubuntu, the following screen appeared: Here's snapshot of the ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Turn .vmwarevm into .iso

I was wondering if anyone knows how to take the .vmwarevmand the files inside it and turn it into an .iso. I searched on Google but haven't found anything. It would be amazing if the .iso can ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Install Ubuntu 14.04 on small SSD and HDD?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S46C with Windows pre-installed, it has a small 24 GB SSD and a 750 GB HDD and UEFI system. Windows leave about 16 GB free on SSD. I have successfully installed Ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Problem booting on the latest kernel (3.16.0-34)

I boot on linux kernel 3.16.0-34 atm. The machine just won't boot on later kernel versions. When I do, i get an error message on the desktop. I assume the reason I can't boot on the latest kernel is ...
-1
votes
0answers
17 views

PC stuck in boot loop (no OS yet)

I don't see this problem elsewhere, so apologies if this is a duplicate post; also, although I have installed Ubuntu on all my PCs, I'm intending to install Open Media Vault on this and use it as a ...
1
vote
2answers
31 views

Boot much slower after partition resize

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I have been running quite happily for several months on a 250GB SSD: <5s boot time. I just swapped to a 500GB SSD (same brand, slightly different model). After initial cloning ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Is installing with Wubi on my computer safe?

I want to dual boot 14.04 Trusty with my computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview. My computer was originally shipped with Windows 7, but my hard drive failed so I purchased a new one and ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Pixelation and Low-Performance GUI on Install and Boot

On my desktop, whenever I try to install a new version of ubuntu, the live CD/USB Drive boots up with a GUI that's scaled for my resolution (1440x900), but the pixel size is two or three times the ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
7 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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. ...
-1
votes
1answer
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

(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 ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Windows won't boot after deleting Ubuntu's partition [on hold]

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
22 views

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; ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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 ...