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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Is there documentation for iso-scan/filename?

I do not see any documentation for the boot parameter iso-scan/filename=. I see the parameter is handled by the script at location scripts/casper-premount/20iso_scan in Ubuntu's initrd. Here is the ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 15.04 on Mac Mini with Ubuntu Desktop Installed

I have a Mac Mini that I somehow (god knows how) managed to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 onto in the past. I want to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.04 on to the Mac Mini but I can't get it to recognize my ...
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Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly

I just tried to install Ubuntu on my laptop but it does not work. The CD boots normally (I can see the Ubuntu Logo), but then I receive the following error message: The system is running in ...
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blackscreen when i boot into ubuntu installer

I am trying to install ubuntu on my acer laptop and when I boot a usb made from start-up disk creator it shows the loading screen for a bit and then it turns to a black screen with the backlight on. ...
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how to get GRUB or the Windows Bootloader to load Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinammon 17.2

I set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2, and i can access either of these if I change boot priority in the Bios Menu, but I can't access them from the Windows Bootloader or ...
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Lubuntu suspends during boot screen, but works fine in the desktop

When starting up my computer it automatically suspends when it hits the Lubuntu boot-up screen. It takes a minute then goes into suspend. I then push the space bar and wake it up. It resumes booting ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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(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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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(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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...