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 isn't working

After I installed the AMD Catalyst Center and rebooted my computer when it turns on it shows ubuntu and the 5 dots below it 1 will light up and then the other 4 light up at the same time and then the ...
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Last boot was in the future, can I fix it or do I need to wait it out?

I am trying to fix another problem... but, was in the BIOS setup and noticed that the clock was set to 22:36 when it was really 2:36. I thought, "This is something that even I can fix." Now, the ...
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Stuck at splash screen when changing to GDM

After considering it for a while, I finally decided to install GNOME onto my Ubuntu 14.04 system to give it a play and see if I it was worth switching to Ubuntu GNOME. Everything seems to be fine ...
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Grub never shows, always boots to Windows 8.1 - Sony Vaio

I hope this won't be marked as a duplicate as I've tried almost all answers to similar questions I could find on this site. My Sony Vaio runs Windows 8.1 and I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 on it. ...
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No boot loader option after install

Hello I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS to dual boot with Windows 7. So far I manage to install the Ubuntu and upon reboot no boot loader option to select the OS I want to load. Here is my ...
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Delete all Ubuntu partitions and reinstall again

I have messes up ubuntu twice, and reinstalled it again after that. THis has created two ubuntu partions on my drive. Is it safe to remove all these partitions from windows, and then reinstall using a ...
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Hide Grub including text “Grub loading”

There are some tutorials for hiding GRUB Menu out there. But: When the computer is booting it still reads "Grub loading" then boots to OS. If I press the shift key while Grub loading the menu appears. ...
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Not able to boot after installing ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new dell precision tower 5810

I've just acquired recently a brand new Dell Precision Tower 5810 with preinstalled Win7 pro. It has 2 disks 4TB each. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the primary OS wiping everything from the ...
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Installed Ubuntu on partition. Can't Boot windows 7 anymore

I am running Windows 7 on my computer since I built it but a few days ago I was inspired to also try out Ubuntu. I managed to get Ubuntu installed a seperate partition and its running fine. The ...
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Issues with GRUB and Windows

I recently upgrade my 60GB SSD to a 500GB SSD. I installed Windows 8.1 clean on the SSD and everything was fine and dandy. Then for fun, since I am a huge fan of Ubuntu (currently installed on my ...
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How to fix Grub2 not viewing all OS on a Quad-Boot system?

I have quad-boot system set up right now for my Computer Engineering Class (Highschool). I have MS DOS, Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. Each individual operating system (on it's own partition) works ...
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SSD not showing in grub after dual boot

I followed this guide a link! because I have two hard drives, win 7 on SSD, and ubuntu on hdd. I can manually choose to boot into either just fine, but I would like to be able to see my SSD in the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 grub rescue no bios boot settings

(Im new to posting in forums, so I apologize in advance if this is in the improper place, though I thought this might be a unique problem after scouring endless posts). My problem began after using ...
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How to create an encrypted ubuntu instalation on a usb key with support for both UEFI and BIOS?

I am trying to create a usb key with encrypted ubuntu on it, that could be booted on both UEFI and BIOS machines. Aiming for Ubuntu MATE. I am using a virtualbox vm that boots in efi mode to live ISO, ...
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blank screen after boot in ubuntu 14.04 with an unblinking dash

Initially I was reaching the login screen but after entering the password everything just freezed but I could use Ctrl alt f1.to fix this I followed some solutions online and then ended up in login ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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fail to install ubuntu server 14.04 64bit LTS from USB drive

I created a bootable USB using Startup disk creator (in ubuntu desktop 12.04 32bit), from an iso image of Ubuntu server 14.04 64 bit, when I want to boot another computer using this usb drive, The ...
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I Really need help used windows recovery partion for Installing ubuntu and only have 3.87 gib right now ay help?Thx?

Yeah so I was installing Ubuntu and i used windows recovery partition as the Ubuntu place where I decreased the size not knowing what the partition did and now I am running low on space and it wont ...
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Prevent cold boot attack on running laptop by overwriting ram

Prevent cold boot attack on running laptop by overwriting ram Id like to use my laptop as a recording device when i leave home, but there would still be the possibiltity for a cold boot attack or ...
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Rebooting takes too long after installing Ubuntu 14.10

I installed Ubuntu 14.10, also installed Additional Drivers and so on, I followed carefully all these procedures one-by-one from ...
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Failed to Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk

I keep getting cannot install GRUB boot loader, so I chose continue without boot loader. Then I get the message "No boot loaderhas been installed......You will need to boot manually with the /vmlinuz ...
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How Ubuntu boot process work?

I have read many articles about Linux boot process. As I understand the linux boot process is something like this : BIOS -> MBR -> GRUB -> Kernel -> Init What I really don't ...
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Powermac G4 quicksilver 2002 won't boot any linux distro

I recently picked up a dual 1ghz powermac g4 quicksilver with 1gb of RAM, and a (i think 3rd party) VGA video output expansion to display on an HD TV. (more specs can be shown here) ...
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Can I create a USB stick that has a permanent Ubuntu install with other bootable ISOs?

Essentially I have a 32GB USB stick, and what I want to create (in an ideal world) is a stick that will contain : A permanent install of Ubuntu (not the 'Try Ubuntu', as I want to save drivers, ...
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Why is Ubuntu booting very slowly?

I haven't used Ubuntu in some time, but as I booted it up again several minutes ago it took nearly 2 minutes to reach the login screen. I installed bootchart after that and did another reboot, and ...
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recover old data (not deleted)

I had a running laptop with 12.04 installed(it run but with errors keep showing). One day I was writing data to a newly brought DVD. It refused in Brasero to write saying the files have very long ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition [on hold]

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 and didn't like it quite much but decided to leave it installed. Now I wanted to delete it and as I've already had problems before uninstalling ubuntu ...
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This computer currently has no detected operating systems (no UEFI)

I am trying to install Ubuntu in a laptop with Windows 8.1, but after launching from a USB, I obtain the message “This computer currently has no detected operating systems”. I’ve seen a lot of similar ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu 14 LTS, but on extraction shows all files broken

I am new to LINUX. So, I wanted to test it on USB. Used Universal-USB-Installer.exe downloaded from http://www.pendrivelinux.com to create a bootable USB. Then downloaded Ubuntu-14.04.2 Desktop 64 Bit ...
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Ubuntu won't start got errors

I get errors when I press install Ubuntu after booting from bootable usb. nouveau E[ PGRAPH][0000:01:00.0] failed to load fuc409c nouveau E[ DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] failed to create 0x18000717, -22 ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS ks.cfg

I am in the process of creating an automated Server Install using ks.cfg the entire process work fine expect for the formatting and partitioning of the disk. I want the installer to automatically ...
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Black screen apu+dgpu amd foss

writing this now from nomodeset with awful resolution any solution to solve it? using iobaf ppa but it also happen with ubuntu default open source drivers Ubuntu 14.10 laptop. When i boot i can hear ...
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A very unique problem

I tried starting up my personal computer today, only to find that it had serious difficulties. I found out that a younger brother had started it up once, and at some point during the boot up had typed ...
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Since last update: Splash broken

fellow Ubuntu Community! I am facing an issue with the splash-bootup screen on my notebook. Since one of the last updates, the splash screen is no longer showing the Ubuntu-logo and the glowing dots, ...
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Computer freezes when booting up Ubuntu on USB [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 and have got Ubuntu on my USB stick, but when I try to boot up Ubuntu from the memory stick it comes up with this screen and just stays on it for what ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 boot slow downs

Since the last few weeks I noticed an increasing slow down of the boot time of my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 box. Anyone willing to have a look at the attached dmesg and provide some suggestions to improve ...
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Grub halts on menu until enter is pressed

I have installed an Ubuntu server and it stops on the Grub Menu until ENTER is pressed without timing out and using the default entry. At first I thought that the problem was due to a reboot after a ...
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slow boot problem

I have Acer E1-510 and I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It really boots slowly,first blank black screen,than it blinks and again black screen. After 5-15 seconds it shows normal ubuntu ...
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Why is there an “update-grub” and a “update-grub2” command?

I updated my linux machine (dist-upgrade) and the linux-headers were updated. Suddenly the Windows option in GRUB was gone (booting parallel). This was solved by issuing "update-grub" everything works ...
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How to make changes in bootloader?

Hi I have an assignment to complete and my teacher has asked me to make changes in my boot-loader so that when my system boots there is an option of "Welcome Sarah". I have dual boot set up in my ...
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wn-block (0 , 0) call trace install

I have big trouble with my PC. i have dual booth ubuntu and windows 7. When i'm recovery my windows 7, i got grub rescue boot. When i boot from USB which contains Ubuntu operating system, i am seeing ...
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I have Ubuntu installed, but im stuck at the GNU GRUB menu.

When installing Ubuntu onto my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5319, it told me to eject the boot cd then restart, but i didnt remove the cd, and restarted anyways. Now it brings me back to the GNU grub ...
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ubuntu 14.10 freeze with chrome and firefox [duplicate]

Hello m y computer freeze,like 3 times at day, using chrome or firefox, what can i do, BTW, my ubuntu have the problem of The disk drive for /osshare is not ready yet or not present Continue to wait; ...
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boot “Starting save udev log and update rules [fail]”

Ubuntu server boot was successful. But I noticed that line on /var/log/boot.log I can't find much literature about it. What happened and how can I fix it? any additional logs I can provide? Thanks! ...
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Can't boot into 14.04 in VMware Workstation 10

Right after I enter my password the VM gets stuck at this point. I tried Ctrl+Alt+F2 and restarting lightdm. I also tried changing the amount of RAM. I also have the "update your vmware tools" tooltip ...
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Using mkisofs: ISO from Ubuntu Live extracted to folder and modified. How can I recreate it? [duplicate]

I have uncompressed the .ISO file of Ubuntu Live .14.04.1 LTS to a folder: $ ls /media/Ubuntu/ boot dists isolinux pics preseed ubuntu casper install md5sum.txt pool ...
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Ubuntu installs on my laptop, reboots, and brings up the install screen again. How do I fix this?

It brings up the "GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1" screen that gives the options to Try ubuntu without installing, Install Ubuntu, OEM Install (for manufacturers), Check disc for defects. ...
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Can't boot to ubuntu (14.10) on a Lenovo y50-70 [duplicate]

I own a Lenovo y50-70 with 8gb of RAM and 2gb of vram. Windows install recently got corrupted (I think it was the boot files), and I can't access the OS. I was going to boot into Linux using an ...
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The volume “boot” has only 0 bytes s [duplicate]

when I start up my computer I get the message "the volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space". When I go into my boot file I have files in there that are empty. I have opened them with firefox and ...
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Black Screen after unistalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 for a try runing sudo apt-get install gnome-shell, then i uninstall it with all his packages using: sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell. Then i opened synaptic packages manager and ...