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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Machine boots straight to Windows have installing 16.04.1 along-side it

I installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 alongside Windows 10 but I don't see it when I turn on my laptop and it directly goes to Windows. What should I do?
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Can't boot after an upgrade to 16.04.1. Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I had a 14.04 installation inside VirtualBox, and today I tried to update it to 16.04. Fails to boot after. Selecting older kernel version from the bott menu and/or recovery mode doesn't help. Any ...
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Server installation fresh install

Im new to using ubuntu and i am running in a problem wich i do not understand. Im trying to install the Server version of ubuntu into a fresh drive. I tried both cd/dvd as a boot device and a usb ...
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16.04 (from 14.04) upgrade failure will not boot in recovery mode (at password prompt enters suspend)

Last night I was prompted to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 and selected OK. This morning, normal boot results in: Starting Show Plymouth Boot Screen Cannot enter terminal or get any other response, ...
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Bootable USB iso for Windows7 [duplicate]

I've used different USB bootable programs like Unetbootin to put an iso image into my USB and went into the boot menu to change the boot device but I get the message "missing operating system" before ...
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Can`t install linux on desktop ps

I am tring to install Linux any version on one ps. The ps is intel desktop board Processor: Intel Atom CPU d2500 @ 1.86GHz 1.86GHz Ram: 4gb Current os: Windows 7 home 64-bit Bios version: ...
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Low graphics mode 16.04

I am stuck in low graphics mode and can't get out! I have tried many solutions that I have found, so far none work. I looked at my /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old and this is what it said: I have no idea ...
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Busy Box error on Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

Recently I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 along with Windows 8.1 and it has been running fine for the past 3 months and I have been using Ubuntu since then. Lately, it has been throwing Busy Box error and ...
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Can I create shared partition for Ubuntu and Windows 10 keep Fast Boot?

Have any way help me create shared partition for Ubuntu - Windows 10 and keep Fast Boot of Windows 10 on? I want to do this because my windows 10 startup very slow if I disable Fast Boot.
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AMD64 SBC device, unable to boot from single disk due to new OS installer. How to fix?

I own a GizmoSphere Gizmo 2 SBC (single board computer) which has very specific instructions to enable single disk booting without the user having to take extra steps during the boot process. The ...
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Problems with dual boot Windows10 and Ubuntu 16.04: GRUB doesn't show up

I have an HP Zbook with windows 10 preinstalled. I have succesfully installed Ubuntu 16.04 in it, but when booting the computer, no GRUB menu shows up and it boots directly to Windows. I have disabled ...
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UBUNTU stuck at shutdown after connecting to external screen

I am in deep peril as I come to you. I am writing my thesis and all hell is loose. I have tried various solutions right from installing to everything online for over 20 days now. As a result, I cant ...
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What can I do to combat the overheating issue of my laptop running Ubuntu

Last year i got a new HP envy notebook, after a while i removed windows and installed ubuntu, everything was fine for ages i knew that ubuntu had poor power-management and my previous ten hour battery ...
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If I try to re install or repair windows does it affect the dual boot(grub)?

I have tried dual OS (Ubuntu 15.04) along with Windows 10. It was works correctly. Once I had change permissions in Ubuntu. then I tried to Resolve. But I Struggled. So I just Re Installing Ubuntu on ...
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Adding Windows to GRUB list

I had a dual boot on my PC with both Ubuntu and window 10. I had to extend my root partition since I was running out of space. Here are the partitions before extending /root/ After expanding /root ...
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my windows 7 and other patition disks not appear after installing ubuntu 14.10

While booting when I am press shift then options are shown, but window selection option is missing. Also I am not able to download any software from Ubuntu Software Centre. When I try to install, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 goes straight to grub terminal, can't install

I had previously installed Elementary OS but was having issues so I decided to switch over to Ubuntu. I cleared my partition, made my USB drive bootable with the ISO using Rufus, and rebooted while ...
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boot - no LUKS password prompt

During boot I am not asked for LUKS password, so boot fails. Same behavior with failsafe grub option, so no CLI password prompt either. I have initrd.img-3.13.0-39-generic initrd.img-3.13.0-40-...
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Booting Ubuntu 16.04 Error - BIOS is good. Ideas?

So I just finished building a PCD and have no OS. I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 from my MacBook to a USB flash drive. I put it in my new PC and I get an error - "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or ...
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Does a Swap files' partition sequence matter?

My question: Is Ubuntu 15.x and beyond sensitive to partition order to be successfully used? Does partition order matter for anything under Ubuntu? Was this experience just because 15.x was never ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 can't find RAID

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04, and it drops me into BusyBox with the following error: Gave up waiting on root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check ...
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boot ubuntu on external hard drive

I have a actual hard drive (those used in laptops, W.D. blue 1t, i had to replace it with new one so i have one extra and i connect it to laptop!), I was wondering how can i install Ubuntu on it? i ...
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UEFI Booting With Encrypted /boot On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have managed to get FDE working quite happily on an MBR/BIOS system using a DOS partition table, I only have /dev/sda1 for swap and /dev/sda2 for the swap and root LUKS containers respectively. This ...
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tightvncserver autostart boot

Please keep in mind my beginner status, therefore i may require a 3rd grader explanation for my question... Here goes... I have installed tightvncserver on my new pine64 dev board running ubuntu 16.4,...
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EFI boot from USB - drops to initramfs

I have attempted to follow this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/UEFI-and-BIOS/stable-alternative It seems to have gotten partway through the boot process. From OSX, the list ...
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GRUB - Can't install bootloader on Fujitsu Primergy TX150 S6

I own a (quite old, i know) server that i planned to use for local FTP/SSH/SMB... the usual. The setup goes well, the MegaRaid controller is detected ( i don't need RAID, none of the information ...
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System doesn't boot after installing windows 10

I had a dual boot system. (ubuntu 16 windows 7) But grub was not working properly so unable to open windows. I formatted windows 7 partition and put windows 10 now it does not boot anything. What ...
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Problem accessing external Ubuntu encrypted disc from Mint

First post as it seems I'm in a difficult position. So I used to have a Ubuntu 14.04 system which crashed, meaning that it consistently tries to login after entering credentials, but nothing happens ...
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Huge splash screen

Just did clean install of Ubuntu 16.04. Everything was good, but the screen kept flashing after booting to desktop. The default X.org X server was set. I have a Geforce 7025 / nforce 630a video card. ...
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Download File for Ubuntu 16.04 [on hold]

I have run the download for 16.04 but the file does not appear on the desktop. I am trying to create a USB. The download has been run a few times and I am still unable to find it on the desktop.
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No init found. Try passing init= bootarg

After almost four years of not using Ubuntu I opened it to see if I could remember how to use it. I let it download and install all the available updates and then restart it. Then it appeared this ...
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How can I install the daily build of the ubuntu kernel into the ubuntu live CD?

I don't have a clear idea of how to put into the live CD the newest kernel build(4.7 at this time) I tried downloading the kernel from here http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/daily/ How ...
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No boot loader found after clean install ubuntu [on hold]

I just formatted a samsung laptop: NP905S3G I installed ubuntu 15.04 and at the end it gave me an error saying that it could not add the boot option or something. I don't remember. Then i used boot-...
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Can I make a Ubuntu bootable USB on a Mac?

So basically I want to install ubuntu on a usb from my mac (on a laptop which usually runs windows), because I deleted the partition of ubuntu and the grub switcher was gone at the same time too (so I ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after instaling ubuntu 15.04 even though I can choose in GRUB [on hold]

I installed ubuntu 15.04, and now when I choose windows 7 in wont boot, the pink screen just stays on, like it's doing something, but it takes forever, I have googled a lot, and used boot info script ...
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Unable to get Ubuntu working in Acer Aspire E5-573

I have managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop using the bootable Pendrive. After the installation, It asked me to restart, when I did that, I am getting the GNU grub where It asks me again If I ...
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How to set default kernel in GRUB without Grub Customizer?

After the recent update I wasn't able to start my system (black screen). So I powered off the PC and turned it on again. Saw the following grub menu: Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu System setup ...
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Unable to boot in 16.04 after boot repair [on hold]

Ran boot repair disk but still will not boot into HDD without going to Advanced Options>Recovery mode
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cannot access to my account [duplicate]

When I type password and try to login in my account, I get following [OK] started ACPI event daemon starting ACPI event daemon... Afterwards, It is returninig me back to login screen. Can ...
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Installing Ubuntu with secure boot on and no way to disable it? [migrated]

I don't have any OS installed. I wanted to install Win10 but it failed with error code 0x80070570 during install. Now, I want to go back to Ubuntu but I am not able to (Only Unetbootin screen shows ...
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Ubuntu wont boot and shows busybox console

I use windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04.4 in dual boot.Recently whenever I try booting into ubuntu,it shows me this, ata1.00 SRST failed (errno-16) ata1.00 SRST failed (errno-16) ata1.00 SRST ...
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I have messed up my efi booy partition and now when i startup my computer it's only showing me ubuntu in boot menu and app menu is empty

I installed ubuntu on my whole hard drive. I mistakenly deleted the /dev/sda1 (efi/some place) which i didn't know will cause troubles. Now when i boot my pc it just show me a window (dos like) which ...
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Creating a live-usb on a camera memory card — possible?

I have a memory card for a camera, I think it's called SD card. I wonder, is it possible to use it to create a live-usb like the way I'd use a flash-usb-stick, will it work fine absolutely the same ...
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Booting ubuntu USB on Windows

I have installed ubuntu on a USB stick and I want to be able to boot it on a Windows laptop which it wasn't created on, the option isn't there when I open the BIOS but if I try and boot it on the pc ...
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/dev/sda7: clean, xxx/xxx files, xxx/xxx blocks [duplicate]

Please i need help on this issue. I installed ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 LTS versions at different occasions as triple boot on my mac pro (i.e. mac os x, windows and Linux) after sometime, the system ...
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Ubuntu won't boot without external hard drive connected

I am dual booting ubuntu and windows 10 on my laptop. I recently installed the plex server and followed the instructions on this link to fix a permissions issues I was having. Now however, ubuntu will ...
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How to fix bad boot resolution in Kubuntu

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu (no updates, no configuration beyond installer questions) connected via HDMI to a 4k TV. When I boot, I get the bios screen, then it goes black and I don't see ...
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SD card reader works with USB 2.0 but not USB 3.0

The card reader is Transcend for USB 3.0. The server I am plugging it into has 2 USB 3.0 slots and 2 normal USB slots. I am only able to boot the server when the SD card reader is plugged into the ...
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Is there any way to install ubuntu alongside win 8 in HP laptop?

In my HP Pavilion with pre-installed win8, I had tried to install ubuntu latest version and 15.10 also many times with different ways alongside the win8 but all went in vain. I cannot understand why ...
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How to Activate Zswap Successfully for Matlab Computation in Ubuntu 16.04?

Condition: to activate zswap module in Ubuntu 16.04 successfully for Matlab/.... computation Relevant part in /etc/default/grub ... zswap.enabled=1 # NB only change here ...