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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I can't solve this error when I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2

I want to install Ubuntu on my computer, so I burned the 14.04.2 version on a DVD, and when I boot from it, after a few minutes displaying the Ubuntu logo loading, it crashes and shows this screen. ...
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no sufficent permission to start xserver

i've wrongly gave " chmod 600 / " command i supposed to gave " chmod 600 /swapfile , i was creating a swap space.... .....and now it feels like my user can't no longer have rights to access and run ...
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Swap partition mount error

Every time Ubuntu startup, a message is displayed : Partition is not mounted, continue to wait, press S to skip mounting, or M for manual setup. # swap was on /dev/sda1 during installation ...
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Every other boot drive decryption doesn't work

This isn't a 50% chance of happening thing, here's a common sequence of events: Boot into grub, where I select Ubuntu Blank purple screen, type in decryption password and hope it works It does, can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit new installation does not start the desktop

After using Ubuntu since 2008, I had problems with some libraries, the OS started having some bugs and took more time to load, so finally I decided to re-install Ubuntu. I installed it from a DVD, and ...
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Is there any way to add a “Boot to Ubuntu/Windows” icon?

Is there a way to make an icon that would allow you to reboot the computer to a certain OS? I am not sure if a program like this exists yet, but theoretically would this work with Grub 2 or some other ...
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Creating Windows Partition and Dual Boot from Stand Alone Ubuntu 14.04

Ok after a few days of searching with no luck, not even help from the volunteers at boot-repair techs. I've decided to post on here and youtube. Here's my situation: Acer Aspire V5-122P 1.0 Ghz AMD A4 ...
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having trouble installing ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7 (64 bit)

I'm currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7 (64 bit) but when I followed through the wizard it didn't give me the option to install alongside windows. I then went back into ...
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Possible to backup contents of boot partition, format it and copy contents back to it?

I am trying to install Windows 8 on an iMac (mid 2010 model). The iMac already has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it which I intend to keep. So basically I would like to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. ...
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Windows7 nor ubuntu loading after successful install of ubuntu

So.. I have had a lot and lot of problems installing ubuntu and it seems its not over yet.. First of all I had problems that it didnt detect my operating system. Which it did in the end. Then it ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 No boot screen

I have an Acer Aspire r1600 mini PC. I recently tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04. The upgrade failed because I had errors. After attempting to upgrade three more times, I restarted the ...
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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 very long boot

I just installed ubuntu mate 15.04 on my hp notebook and it takes very long time to boot (like 5 minutes). After that everything runs great. How can I check what is the problem that causes this? I ...
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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu trial from USB drive on Windows 8.1 PC with SSD?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS onto a USB drive using the Universal USB Installer. Everything up until this point was fine. I then restarted the computer, and tried to access the boot ...
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Ubuntu for Arm on AOC All in One Android Monitor

I would like to install Ubuntu for Arm on an AOC A2272PW4T, a 22" All in One mointor that can act as a display as well as a giant 22" android tablet. I had a slight issue where I got locked out of ...
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Windows 7 doesn't boot; no device, invalid sig

Booting to Windows 7 has worked in the past. I don't know what changed. When I select the Windows 7 menu item, I receive the errors: no device invalid signature 468CEF828CEF6ABF Note that I've ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 14.4 from usb on dell inspirton 15 3537

So I recently installed windows 10 on my computer. Before that I had a dual boot windows 7/ubuntu 14.4. Now I wanted to boot ubuntu from a usb. I created a live usb using unetbootin. After that I ...
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How do I dual boot Windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04.2?

I doing a clean install so I will be removing everything from my HDD, I have created bootable usb for both the OS, I am currently running windows 8.1 only but want to dual boot both the above stated ...
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error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error - hdd not detected in BIOS after this error

So here's what happened: I created a ubuntu gnome bootable usb using unetbootin and selected to replace my windows and install a fresh copy of ubuntu. But as soon as ubuntu finished cleaning up ...
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Boot error probably about Hard Drive

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this post but I need solid help on this since I've been having this problem with this hard drive frequently. Please refer to these screenshots for a ...
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Boot-Repair made Dual Boot System unusable

After an Update to Ubuntu 14.04, the system no longer started and showed the grub rescue prompt. I was able to start from CD by pressing F10 at the beginning to select the boot medium. Then I was able ...
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while booting system msg:“(initramfs)unable to find a medium containing a live file system” [duplicate]

i have tried to dual boot my system with window 8 and _ubuntu_14.04- (pre-emphasized textinstalled).as i inserted disk of window 8 and there comes a option of language, after selecting language option ...
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Why am I getting this every time I boot up? [duplicate]

Why do I get this ? every single time I boot up. Here is how much free space I got: and here it is in Nautilus: Now how can I clear it up since there is nothing to clear?
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Mac OS X and Ubuntu Dual Boot without USB or disc?

I am currently following this guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I ahve downloaded rEFInd and I'm at the step where it wants me to insert a USB ...
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Messy GRUB after upgrade to windows 10 [on hold]

I was a bit unconfortable with GRUB when upgrading to windows 10. First of all, before upgrading I was dual booting Ubuntu/Windows 7. For the reason everybody know, we have two lines (sda1 and sda 2) ...
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I only have ubuntu in a laptop with UEFI. How can I change the OS? [on hold]

Well, Before I start explaining my problem I would like to apologize for the mistakes I could commit since I'm not an english speaker. This is the thing: I bought a laptop and it came with Windows 8, ...
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Help with botched 14.04 LTS dual boot install/Auto-boot grub fails to get into windows 8.1

First-time poster here, sorry if the title isn't written well(suggestions welcome) System specs(if helpful): AMD 750k processor Asrock FM2A55M-HD+ mobo Seagate 1TB SSHD(hd0) WD 320GB HDD(hd1) 8gb ...
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rEFInd can't find Lubuntu kernel on Lubuntu partition

I was sent here from another forum. I'll repeat my entire post here for completeness: I'm trying to get refind to boot the Lubuntu kernel directly instead of maintaining the manual config and using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 new install - boot on recovery mode only

I have installed Ubuntu 14.02 on an old HP 540J with a dual boot Windows XP. The PC is a Pentium 4 with 2.8Gig of RAM. When I try to boot on Ubuntu from the GRU I get a black/orange page but it ...
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How to reinstall ubuntu [duplicate]

I got a new computer (Dell inspiron 3000 series) was a system of Ubuntu I turned it on Windows 7 . I want to have again the old system what to do. ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 USB installation drive not recognized during boot(Dell Latitude D630)

Ubuntu 14.04 USB flash drive isn't recognized during boot. I have had a bunch of hardware failures this week and I am down to a hybrid image laptop harddrive with mint 12 installed on it to boot as ...
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Cannot boot with Ubuntu

Some days ago my daughter (who has her own account on the PC) told me she could not boot the computer (A HP Compaq with Ubuntu 14.04). I do not know how it occured, if she did something wrong (I do ...
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Lenovo z510 ubuntu + windows [duplicate]

I need to install ubuntu on my windows 8.1 and I need so I can load at startup or windose laptop or Ubuntu, so I tried it already seems to me it is not correctly installed, and download it into my ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after resetting NVRAM on iMac

I have an iMac and the sole operating system on it is Ubuntu 14.04 I was trying to solve an issue with the DVD drive and so I reset the NVRAM by holding command+option+p+r while the machine was ...
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu on External HD, Switching Boot Order on Windows 10

I had Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10. Smashing. Since there are some privacy things I don't like about Windows 10, I wanted to install Ubuntu as well for a sort of Dual-Boot setup to learn ...
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Installed ubuntu on my windows machine, windows kept hanging before login screen, now so does Ubuntu

So my windows install would seem to load fast, but before it got to any graphic (even the windows loading screen) it would hang on a black screen for about 5 to 10 seconds (sometimes it would hang for ...
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GRUB fails to install with LVM setup

I have 1x 160GB HDD and 2x 80GB. The way I want to partition all the disks is as follows, GPT partition tables with 10GB partitions which will be LVM physical volumes. The rest of the disk space will ...
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How to change cmdline variables on boot or first boot

Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on an EMB-3500 board. Its is an I.MX6Q. So my U-Boot saves the evn variable for my video as a development ...
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How to add Kali linux as third Os (to triple boot) over Ubuntu and Win8 [on hold]

Currently im having a dual boot PC. i installed ubuntu 'alongside' windows 8 and now im using its grub for swap. Now i want to install Kali linux as third OS and i want to make a triple boot with ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub and boot-repair doesn't help

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 on my partitioned laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Grub no longer appeared on boot so I ran boot-repair from an Ubuntu liveUSB. This didn't ...
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How to boot a USB to reinstall windows when I have ubuntu installed?

I want to go back to windows 7 for now and I am on Ubuntu and it's the only OS that is in my computer, but it seems that when I go to the boot options when I restart my PC, it could not detect the ...
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How to create a separate /boot partition after installation when dual booting?

I dual boot Arch Linux and Ubuntu. I have the following partition setup: Here sda1 is where Ubuntu is installed, Arch on sda2. New Partition #2 is the proposed /boot. sda4 is a common home for both ...
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Ubuntu booting very slowly

Takes 4 minutes for Ubuntu to boot even with 4 GB RAM and Intel core i5 fifth generation. Please help. Earlier it was booting OK but I installed Fedora alongside and since then Ubuntu boots very ...
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Error message “Start PXE over IPv6 — Start PXE over IPv4 — PXE-E18 server responce timeout”

When I restart my Dell(INSPIRON 3421) PC, it is showing this message : Start PXE over IPv4 -- PXE-E18 server response timeout,Start PXE over IPv6. Now PC takes 4/5 minutes for successful booting. ...
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Grub shows “lsb_release -i -s 2 …” instead of “Ubuntu”

After doing apt-get update my grub shows s "lsb_release -i -s 2 ..." instead of "Ubuntu". How to make it shows back "Ubuntu"? Of course I can edit it manually in /etc/boot/grub.cfg. But every doing ...
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New User for 2 weeks now unable to boot

Longtime Mac User who replaced Windows 7 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Type 418065U. Happily used Unbutu 14 for 2 weeks. Last night a system update was suggested by system. I assumed that was a good idea ...
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Cannot autologin on Ubuntu 14.04 after updates

I just do some updates and now I cannot autologin into my Ubuntu 14.04. Previously, I can autologin, sometimes I cannot. I guess, this is caused by something with systemd. Here my auth.log when ...
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How to disable/skip advance welcome page on Ubuntu Server 14.04?

On every reboot my system stops booting and asks me for a language. After that I have to choose boot form first hard drive. The installation - ISO is not mounted. Can anyone tell me how I can ...
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Force ubuntu to not start X for a specific kernel

I found that I should add the "text" option to the command line, so my boot command looks like this BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.18.19server root=UUID=c77aaddf-4e30-49cc-9f1b-e52d3b09f568 ro video=vesa:off ...