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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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 from lost+found

I have reinstalled ubuntu 11.10 in ext4 format partition as root over my 12.04 in reservefs format(when it was showing grub rescue on boot). But now when I reinstalled it's showing access denied on ...
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Remove Grub from its own partition

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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Why do I get a rainbow screen after booting?

I'm trying to expand the partition of /dev/sda1 on my Ubuntu VM but after I put the Ubuntu.iso onto a USB stick(I didn't put it in the laptop at the time), I got the boot menu. I clicked Ubuntu, then ...
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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?

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

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 ...
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Two different boot screens (GRUB) for Ubuntu live?

This is the usual Xubuntu 12.04 Live USB pendrive boot screen (GRUB, I presume): But sometimes, even when booting from the same pendrive, I get this other: This strange behavior only happens for ...
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Fading in&out plymouth theme

I want to make a plymouth theme, like this http://jsfiddle.net/dH6LS/ with fading out color but: Instead of just begin a select background color my picture should have the fadein&out colors so ...
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Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 8 partway though a update [on hold]

really new to this and obviously made a stupid mistake.. I'm on a laptop and decided to install ubuntu after reading about it. I continue to do so and it installs fine and works but now when I try and ...
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Is it possible to boot Ubuntu from a HDD with existing Windows Files?

I'm a little nervous, and asking a question never hurts, so what the hey. I have a 120GSSD I boot windows off of. I have another, 2TB HDD where mass files are stored. Is it possible to partition ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after modifying GRUB entries

Ubuntu was working fine until I followed this answer in order to boot Windows 8 without having to go into BIOS and enable the secure boot control option. Now it just hangs on a purple screen after I ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer E3-112 laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Acer E11 laptop (model E3-112). The installation was successful. However I cannot boot Ubuntu. It directly boots to windows and does not even shows Grub. ...
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Solved - Massive filesystem corruption after latest update on LUKS encrypted drive

I booted my machine this morning and was greeted by a busybox shell. I booted from a live USB, mounted the drive with cryptsetup, but when I try to open it it says my ubunutu--root-vg has an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system boots to black screen[using ati radeon hd 7340 video card]

So this is my third time installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8.1 system and my first time having any issues. Installation seemed to go fine but after the system restarted and tried to boot Ubuntu, it shows ...
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My system shows the loading screen then goes blank. Is it a driver problem? [duplicate]

My system says "Ubuntu" and those dot things representing it's loading. When it then should show the log in screen, it goes blank. If I push the system power button, it says it's shutting down. Could ...
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Debian Wheezy ISO install breaks boot for Ubuntu distros

I installed a new Wheezy from an ISO flash drive. All seemed to go well, until I tried to reboot. Wheezy had dropped my password, so I couldn't open it up, and my two Ubuntu installations (I believe ...
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Dual boot (14.10 and win8.1) and slow windows boot

On my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro) I got dual boot with Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome and Windows 8.1. Before installing Ubuntu boot of windows was as fast as on ssd drive should be. After setting up dual boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Install Fails to Boot on Gigabyte PC

When I boot my bootable ubuntu 14.10 USB on my GIGABYTE H97-HD3 motherboard with i5 4690 CPU, 16GB RAM and GTX750 graphics, I selected Install Now option and it shortly get stuck at the following ...
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windows 7 booting in background but shows the grub screen of UBUNTU 14.04 wallpaper in distorted way

I dual booted my HP Pavilion 15-n012tx (which was pre-installed with Windows 8 pro) to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Booting them was fine with no errors. Installed Windows and Ubuntu in ...
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Get message when booting on my Chromebook

"language id specifier not provided by device defaulting to english" It's not something that breaks the device or anything but it haults the boot for like 5-10 seconds and I'd like to know how to get ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after removing Linux [duplicate]

I recently removed ubuntu to install windows 7. However, even if my Windows USB detectes my ssd in order to install my OS in it, it does not boot from this disk after the installation finishes (after ...
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GRUB not showing on cold boot but on warm boot

I have a duel boot Windows 8 + ubuntu 14.04 (EFI), but what is happening now is I am booted directly to windows when I first start my computer or restart from ubuntu. I can see my grub only when I ...
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Unable to boot from flash drive (Windows 8.1)

I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my flash drive on a windows 8.1 computer (asus x205ta). I downloaded Ubuntu, and I used pendrivelinux to make the flash drive bootable. The problem I've been ...
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Drive bay not working when empty on startup

I have a SATA drive bay, which only works when having a drive inserted at startup. If I start the system and then enter a drive, it starts running (makes sounds and is vibrating), but it won't even ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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Cannot run ubuntu on my ASUS K52JB laptop using live usb

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and i have been trying to install the OS on my laptop. I created the bootable Ubuntu USB using Unetbootin, but whenever i want to try Ubuntu without installing, the OS ...
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infinality and fglrx killed gnome

I'm new to Ubuntu (2 months) working with a new AMD notebook (Radeon R5 M2xx series). I installed latest version of ubuntu gnome. The font looked strange so i decided to repair it. I did both theese ...