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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HDD and USB drives refuses to boot, just sends me to Grub-Rescue

I have 2 Hard drives installed in my computer. On one hard drive, I had Ubuntu 14.04 and the other was a Windows 7 HDD. Today I had to delete the Ubuntu HDD. I did this from my Win7 Partition ...
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How do I install a grub theme to the grub installation on the MBR?

I have a setup that has a bootloader that is installed to the MBR, but also a bootloader on the partition for my linux installation; I want to know how I can theme the grub installation on the MBR, as ...
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No easy 14.04 dual setup

I started with win7 and ubuntu 13.10. I attempted an upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 but it failed to reboot (see my earlier question for the blackscreen output). Fortunately, I am still able to boot win7, ...
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Virtualbox Virtual Machines Won't Boot After Cloning

I'm running Ubuntu Trusty using the current version of VirtualBox from Oracle's repo (with the extensions, if that matters). When I create a Debian Wheezy guest using UEFI mode, the install works ...
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The installing cd boot helper not working

when i try to use the cd boot helper it doesnt seem to extract the files its looking for. Its not the disk as I have downloaded 3 times and made three different cd's and the boot installer does the ...
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SMP with iMac 27" (2013/14)

I'm a sysadmin for a University, and I was setting up a new iMac 27" triple booting Mac OS, Windows 8.1, and Ubuntu 14.04 x64. I have all of the operating systems working and booting procedures fine, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot or shut down normally

Here's the story: I've upgraded from 12.04 (running alongside a Windows 7) to 14.04 from a DVD. I told it to delete the previous version completely, so it was technicaly a fresh install rather than ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 won't boot after install

I just installed Lubuntu 12.04 on my laptop (Compaq Presario V5000). It seemed to install fine, but after the install completed it stops booting when it gets to the Blue Lubuntu screen. I have the CD ...
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Boot memory /dev/sda1/boot full

My computer keeps asking me to update but there is no space, boot memory at 100%. Have tried apt-get clean, sudo apt-get clean and sudo rm .xsessions-errors. None of which work. Any suggestions ...
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Installing to a boot-up linux os [on hold]

I bought an acer aspire E1-570 netbook and it has a "Boot-up Linux" OS. I dont know how to enter the BIOS system so i can boot from USB to install UBUNTU 14.04. What i supposed to do right now, so i ...
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Enable external boot devices in UEFI

I own an HP Pavilion 5 Notebook which came pre installed with Windows 8. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my system via a LIVEUSB. But my system doesn't detect the LiveUSB during boot. My boot order is ...
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First time Ubuntu user. 14.04 freezes

So, I work at a computer repair shop, and there we have a bunch of hard drives just lying about, so I decided to install Linux to check it out. I googled how to install Linux, and I ended up ...
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Remove graphical terminal for netbooted image

How do I remove the graphical terminal on a netbooted ubuntu 14.04 based image? I built this from debootstrap and there is no grub because it's used a pxe boot process. Once it boots up the ...
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Ubuntu installation on USB

I have a 8GB pendrive which i want to use as my HDD I want the Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on USB and i want possibility to save files on the USB, update the system and so on... I was thinking about ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 reboot fail

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04, and when I restarted the computer and selected Ubuntu, the black screen said: mount: mounting/dev/loop0 on/root failed: Invalid Argument mount: mounting/dev ...
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Can't write bytes: Broken Pipe error

I've looked around on these and other forums, and haven't found a solution that has worked. I have dual booted partitioned windows 7 and ubuntu for a couple of months now. When I boot up, it opens ...
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Windows 7 not showing up in boot after installing Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu and upon bootup there is no GRUB, bootloader, or anything. I tried holding down Shift while booting, that brought up GRUB but it did not display Windows 7. I know that Windows ...
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Make Ubuntu bootable USB drive using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto because Windows is terrible (especially on that). I do have a good mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how ...
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How can I create a dual boot, keeping in mind my pc boots to Ubuntu?

So I got 2 new 500GB hard drives and I installed Windows 7 first on the first hard drive and on the second I installed 12.04 ubuntu. Is there any software that I can use to make it easier to get a ...
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Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu shuts down for no reason

until 2 days ago Ubuntu 12.04 was going simply great, then the update manager prompt for some updates and I continued as usual. After that I continue to use the computer for few more hours then I ...
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Error connecting to Windows Terminal Server VIA network boot

I am currently trying to load a windows terminal server screen instead of a Ubuntu screen , I keep receiving a blank black screen with only the cursor visible or an error screen with a lengthy busybox ...
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Removed current running linux-image

I had the problem of a full /boot. So i decided to remove old linux-images. However in the process I accidentally removed the current in-use image. Which would be linux-image-3.2.0-53-generic on ...
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Auto-boot to CLI in Ubuntu Server and auto login to GUI

I know that this question is likely to have been asked elsewhere, but despite a concerted effort I have found everything BUT what I am looking for. What I want to do is pretty straightforward. I have ...
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Trouble installing grub on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently dual booted my Windows 8.1 system (HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC) to Ubuntu 14.04. According to the instructions on a question asked regarding grub installation , I installed "Boot Repair" ...
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School computer can't run Ubuntu off flashdrive. But can run “Try Ubuntu” off the install flashdrive

Not sure what the problem is. When I go to the boot menu and choose boot from usb nothing happens and it boots to windows. When I plug in the flashdrive that has all the Ubuntu files (the one I use to ...
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Help understanding initial init script to create root fs in ram

I'm trying to get a handle on the init process in Linux & Ubuntu so that I can create a small netbootable image that runs in memory (no local disk) What I have managed to do is debootsrap a ...
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Dual boot not detected after installing Linux 12.04

I just installed Linux on my laptop. It already has windows 8 installed. I created a separate 15 GB partition for linux. When I loaded up the installation CD, I just had two options, 1. Erase the disk ...
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Harddrive not visible after update

Yesterday I upgraded from 13.04 to 14. During the installation, I left - when I came back (a couple of hours later), it showed a black screen, nothing else. Nothing happened for about an hour, so I ...
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System crash: empty /sys/class/backlight (deleted acpi_video0) & now the error “disk drive is not ready yet or present”

I "tried" to set the default brightness for Ubuntu 14.04. Following here, At first I did: echo 5 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness then: sudo apt-get install xbacklight then ...
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How I can enable manual login when machine boot without system crashes?

I was trying many times to enable graphical login "manual" when system login but unfortunately every time the system failed to login with graphic card problem. After I enabled root login by sudo ...
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Black screen if no DVD drive is present

I have used an external USB-attached DVD drive to install Kubuntu 14.04 Beta 2, 64bit edition on an older HP Mini, without any problem (standard installation, auto-partition the hard drive, standard ...
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Problem with booting Ubuntu 14.04 from a btrfs partition

I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1. After that I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a btrfs partition. However, after the restart there was no GRUB menu to choose from and the system booted directly to ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu 14.04 live usb

I recently downloaded and created Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit using Unebootin. The process was successful,but after reboot the screen is stuck with Syslinux screen forever. I tried numerous times,but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stuck at Purple Screen before Splash Screen

To give a bit of background, I dual booted my laptop using WUBI last February. Everything was working fine until now... I was transferring (cut-pasting) files from a USB flashdrive to a folder in my ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Boot To Black Screen after updating Chromium?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for 64 bit systems on a dual boot custom computer with Windows 7. It was functioning normally for at least 3 days before I noticed that Youtube videos were flickering ...
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Problem while Dual booting windows 8 pro with Ubuntu 13.10

I have a HP Pavilion-15-n004tx laptop. It supports UEFI. However when i installed Windows 8 on it, i disabled the UEFI and installed the Windows in Legacy BIOS mode. I wanted to dual boot it with ...
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Recover Ubuntu installation

I'm in a problem..I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu ( I had Grub to manage the boot ) and now I reinstalled Windows and now I can't access Ubuntu any more..I don't get an option to boot Ubuntu and no dual ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Broken Install

So I downloaded the latest amd64 iso, burnt to disk and booted from it. When I first boot to disk the console shows an error that quickly disappears along the lines of "Could not find ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not seen on Puppy Slacko GRUB

I have a problem and wonder if anyone could help me please. I installed Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on my computer. After that I installed Puppy Slacko 5.6 and set up it's GRUB as default. Recently I ...
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Trouble boot up the 14.04 version

I get a “serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting 2 answers I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with wubi inside Windows 7 and then after installation is completed and ...
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how to create bootable USB drive (ubuntu) [duplicate]

I want to create a bootable USB key drive in order to be able to run/install an Ubuntu ISO image with it. How can I do that using Ubuntu (command line) ?
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Lost option to OS choice on boot after Ubuntu install

I have XP Home and Xp Pro installed on two different drives on my machine. The Home is on a 40G(E: drive) and Pro is on the other drive (C:). When booting, I used to have a choice to pick which one to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed like an app on windows 8.1 (Ubuntu 12.04 allow to be installed like an app in Windows 8.1 and it can be removed when you don't need it any more from Control Panel). ...
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deletion of ubuntu [duplicate]

I had windows7 with 4 partitions (c:,d:,e:,g:)and i separated 150 G from e: by shrinking in windows then i installed ubuntu 13.04 by booting from flash installer and when itshowd partitions to install ...
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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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“invalid arch-indepent ELF magic” when starting 14.04 from grub menu

I posted this question earlier in the day. After toying around for a little while, I figured out that my Windows 7 repair disc couldn't detect my HDD. I ran boot repair and restored the MBR. Windows 7 ...
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Error when starting ubuntu laptop.

My laptop is a modified Toshiba Satellite L355. It has a Intel core 2 duo 1.83ghz Cpu and 3gb ddr2 Ram. I'm using Saucy Salamander 13.10 I installed Ubuntu Studio a while back when my friend gave it ...
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Can't log into desktop after upgrading from Zorin OS 8 to Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I was originally running Zorin OS 8 and it asked if I wanted to upgrade it to Ubuntu 14.04 so I said yes but now I havent been able to get past the login screen. Each time I attempt to login it tells ...
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Ubuntu Boot Trouble

When I was using the Universal USB Installer I accidentally selected the partition I created for Ubuntu to be installed on. Now when I boot my PC I can no longer boot windows, and even after ...