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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Boot menu Problem

I'm new to ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu with windows 10 successfully.After reboot I have to log to ubuntu by goto boot options and choose. First time there was a 3 options. After reboot there ...
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problem with ubuntu 14.04 installing, grub rescue

i tried to update ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts. but I did an dumb mistake. My computer was not responding during update , so i foolishly shut down my laptop. but i managed to install other things ...
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How to prevent switch to text mode during boot

I'm trying to get a full graphical boot in ubuntu. That is using burg/grub in graphical mode and launching the kernel directly in graphical mode, without switching to text mode and then back to ...
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ubuntu 12.04 server not start only showing blank screen

My ubuntu 12.04 server is not strat,when i start the server only showing the blank screen.and not showing user name ads password screen.
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Stuck in GRUB after removing Ubuntu

I need very specific help, how do I boot windows 8.1 when I am stuck in the GRUB "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported..." I cannot boot from installation media as I have none and need help ...
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Can I have the portability of a LiveUSB with the performance of a USB install?

In particular I would like to have a dynamically installed GPU driver based on the target system. NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel. So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up ...
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Strange font and mouse behavior during startup (14.04)

I've noticed a strange behavior when booting up in Ubuntu 14.04. If I open a terminal in the first few minutes, the terminal uses one font. After a few minutes the cursor will disappear for about 30 ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 Asus Zenbook NX500J with Nvidia gtx850m

I am trying to install Ubuntu and I can get it to boot off the live usb and install if I set the grub option nomodeset. Once it is installed I am trying to install the Nvidia drivers so I don't have ...
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14.04.3 install ok, but no login after reboot

I installed 14.04.3 on my 64 bit machine. When the machine booted with the .iso DVD I created, I got a lot of error messages that quickly disappeared, and the installation began. The install ...
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Boot Faliure after installing 15.04 64 bit(Sordid Saga)

I got a boot faliure after installing 15.04 (disk, home folder encrypted) when it asked for a restart, the screen is dark but the processor fan running, pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del grub appeared and I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 reboots after login

I've installed a number of Ubuntu versions, usually as a dual boot. As a test of VMbox, I installed it on a Win7 host and installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest in VMbox. The installation was lengthy ...
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Can't boot ubuntu from usb

I have several times tried to boot ubuntu from usb, because I need to delete som old windowsfiles after moving windows from the hdd to the sdd. I used the stick to install ubuntu on my laptop, but ...
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Will it be possible to switch from systemd to upstart from 15.10 onwards?

In Ubuntu 15.04, it is possible to switch from systemd to upstart. Will this ability be retained going forward?
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Ubuntu not getting installed: Error: Kill process or sacrifice child

I was trying to clean boot my pc using bootable usb & suddenly the power was off and later when I restarted my pc it was not even entering the installation mode. It is showing errors like :this I ...
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How to recover windows 8.1 when installing Ubuntu 14.04 without creating a partition?

I have tried dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo U410 but can now not boot Windows in GRUB. Looking now at other tutorials for Dual boots i realise that I hadn't created a partition for Ubuntu ...
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boot-repair crashed windows while i was trying

I tried to install windows 8.1 from dvd on ubuntu 15.04 installed first. It crashed grub2 so run boot-repair from usb. Grub was repaired and after restart there was its menu with three options: ...
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Is it possible to create a USB Bootable version of Ubuntu with Persistent Storage?

I saw this link on how to create a version of Fedora that can boot directly from a USB stick and have persistent storage as large as the stick itself. I tried this method to no avail. I have also ...
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X205TA Ubuntu 15.04 Install

Netbook ASUS X205TA Windows 8.1 Single language with Bing, 64GBeMMC Samsung, 32GB Samsung EVO MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1, 8GB Sandisk USB 2.0. I've been able to Try Ubuntu from USB Flash Disk, create ...
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Strange problem with starting up / loggin on

My system has a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows, and there is a problem. The problem began with Ubuntu not booting up properly; it would only display a black screen with a flashing white cursor in ...
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Dual Boot: Windows 10 Screen Content appears in Ubuntu

How can this be??? I have a PC with one hard disk. I first installed Windows 10 Technical Preview (which was updated to the final Windows 10 around one month ago). After the Technical Preview of ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 cant boot [on hold]

im from Honduras so im new here, sorry for my bad english, the problem is this: laptop: Sony Vaio S.O.: Ubuntu 14.10 dualboot with Win7 I want to boot my s.o, faster so i modify the next: sudo gedit ...
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ubuntu 15.04 install stuck with Invalid arch-independent ELF magic entering rescue mode

I tried to install ubuntu 15.04 on a windows vista PC with 2 HDD: sda= windows SATA disk with 2 partitions one being Windows vista bootable sdb= additionnal IDE disk to make trial install of Ubuntu ...
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Cannot dual-boot Kali Linux and Windows 8

I installed kali linux with grub dual boot with windows 8 on EFI based computer ok each time i boot into my computer it's give me 2 options I decided to delete kali partition and install ubuntu i ...
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Ubuntu installed on microSD. sometimes I get error: attemp to read or write outside of disk hd0

I managed to get Ubuntu 15.04 installed onto a 64GB microSD card I got on my Dell Venue 11 Pro (7140 Core-M version). I tried several times to install (using live-distro running through DroidDrive on ...
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How to enable Secure Boot without issue?

I read here that it is essential to have Secure Boot enabled: However I find that when I enable Secure Boot, it changes it so that systems can boot with UEFI boot, but not Legacy, it also disables ...
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Booting Ubuntu from multiple usb

Can Ubuntu usb stick be run from a usb divider with another usb as a memory extension? And I have another outrageous idea, is it possible to connect 2 usb in one partition with a usb divider?
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Changed the UEFI motherboard on a dell laptop, now it says no OS detected

My laptop was running the latest Ubuntu, because of a minor issue, the motherboard was replaced. The new motherboard has the same specifications as old. But after replacing, the OS is not detected. ...
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BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu bricked by Ubuntu5 upgrade

Today my BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu informed me I had an upgrade available to Ubuntu 5. I downloaded the 160+ MB of data, and the phablet rebooted to install it. Then it went black, and I could not boot ...
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EXT4-fs error at boot in 14.04 LTS

I have a encrypted home folder and a encrypted installation. From the begining I had problem with my encryption splash screen so I disabled the GUI and was happy with CLI (see my previous post) Now I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts not starting after logging in

I installed ubuntu 14.04 lts by pendrive boot and it worked well also for last three week. But from now I am seeing this weird thing. I installed it on my windows 8.1 laptop.However,currently ...
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Booting off an SD if Ubuntu doesn't natively recognise card

I want to set up my PC to boot Ubuntu off an SD card. My concern is, Ubuntu couldn't access my SD card until I used the solution posted here. Will this be a problem if I boot off the reader (assuming ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 10

So after reading a lot of blogs and forums I have been able to create a new partition and install Windows 10 on my Ubuntu pc. I had to install Windows 10 because I go back to school. The Ubuntu ...
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A Strange Booting Problem

I wish to bring here a problem that has hit me straight out of the blue and seems mysterious to me. I have researched but haven't been able to find quite the same problem discussed here. I switched ...
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Install problem for a first timer

I'm trying to install Ubuntu for the first time on my spare hard drive and I'm running into an error. I put the .iso on a USB using Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.1 and booted from the USB. When I try ...
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Waiting for network configuration (on boot-up)

I've noticed lately on my new 14.04 Server that I get the following on boot-up: Waiting for network configuration followed by: Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuration and ...
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Laptop not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.4.3

I installed Ubuntu 14.4.3 in my new Dell laptop to replace Windows 8. Everything was fine till completing installation and restart. After restart my laptop shows only BIOS screen. I am unable to boot ...
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Black screen after booting Ubuntu on an Asus Zenbook Pro UX501

I have Ubuntu installed on an external hard drive. It was originally installed on my old laptop, but now I have a new one. When I try to boot on it, the computer seems to boot properly but there's no ...
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Encrypted partition disappeared. Remounting / recovering the data

I had an encrypted partition which I setup perhaps 3, maybe 4 years ago. I don't remember the details of how I set it up, so I'm not sure how to recover it. After a recent update (sometime in the ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with MAAS

Everything seemed to go well, but when I try to commission a node the machines PXE boot to login and then shutdown. I have commissioned three. All have been allocated but they all boot to login ...
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Will booting an ISO image from a USB damage the opertaing system on a pc? [on hold]

ok, so i've created a bootable USB from a Win XP SP2 ISO, so if anything goes wrong with my laptop i can recover my info etc. So i'd like to test this out, but if i now put this into my laptop and ...
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Xubuntu taking a minute plus to shut down for reboot

This seems too long to me, and longer than I recall when I had a Mint boot. I am currently dual booting. Is this normal? If not, what might be the cause?
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Grub Rescue madness after changing Partitions [on hold]

I had elementary OS and Windows 7 installed. In Windows 7 i deleted the elementary OS Partition. After rebooting i got this: error: file not found. grub rescue> So I searched the internet and ...
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Creating bootable usb stick in Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to install the tiny7 operating system to my xps 13 (9343). I am going to use this lightweight os to play poker games, since wine does not seem to work for bovada for me. I but the disk ...
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Can't Select Ubuntu partition on startup

So,I'm in a bit of an odd predicament. My motherboard got messed up in such a way that now the SATA ports don't work so can't use my hard drive, so I've been using live Ubuntu USB drives and just ...
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Grub menu at boot time… “holding shift” not working

I read here at this thread that holding Shift during boot can bring up the GRUB menu. However I try holding one or the other Shift keys, tapping, tapping then holding, nothing works. Am I missing ...
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restoring grub file

Yesterday when i restarted my computer it is showing screen with error : No bootable devices found So I am trying to restore my grub file using this guide but my boot repair doesn't have both ...
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ASUS Netbook - Loading Ubuntu (replacing Win8.1)

I'm still new to Ubuntu. I have 3 identical ASUS netbooks and have gotten Ubuntu loaded on 2 of them. The last one came with Win8 and I can't seem to get either the USB stick ISO or the USB disk drive ...
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[1. 398289]ACPI PCC Probe Failed

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 today. After some time I decided to upgrade to 14.10 and now when I try to boot it shoes me [1. 398289]ACPI PCC Probe Failed; and then a black screen and I ...
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Cannot boot from CD - ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64

After hitting F12 and booting from CD, all I get is a small oval and a human figure inside of a circle at the very bottom of the screen. Please help!
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Unable to Boot OS of Cloned VM

Using VMware version 5.5.0, I cloned a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64). Prior to powering on the cloned machine, I disconnected it from network adapters. ...