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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New SSD in optical Bay, Cant get boot order to select it first

(fairly new to Ubuntu) Running 14.04 on a Mac (a1278 Mac 5.1), no dual boot just Ubuntu. Just installed a new SSD in place of my optical drive. It was recognized, and I used "dd" to copy my ...
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How do I get a log of the start up error messages?

After encountering several "file is not writeable" errors out of the blue and rebooting, the system doesn't seem to be able to see the linux partition and it scrolls over the original error messages ...
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Can't generate grub.cfg

Software Up To Date installed a new kernel for me yesterday ( Ubuntu 12.04, kernel 3.13.0-48-generic) After rebooting I ran grub customizer and got an error. Same from update-grub: Generating ...
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I had Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to update to 14.10 and I get a black screen with blinking cursor

I went to update my Ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 . I got a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner, while updating my computer turned off, every time i boot Ubuntu i get the ...
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Why does my wireless driver not loading on boot?

All before having any manually installed drivers, my wireless card was not working properly and I decided to download and install Broadcom BCM43225 drivers. It was a hard process for such a newbie ...
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Custom pc build was working fine and now starting without beep sound and no video out

I build this computer last year and I move to another house. After that my PC have some problems. At first I got the memOK light on and I change the RAMs with 2 new ones. Now the memOK light is off ...
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Ubuntu does not boot successfully with btrfs root partition errors

I have a setup on my laptop in which there are three partitions relevant to Ubuntu: a ext4 /boot partition, a btrfs root partition on LUKS and a swap partition on LUKS. Sometimes, after an unclean ...
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Ubuntu Boot Failed. Boot-Repair Disk not able to repair anything. What are my options?

My system system fails to boot. Below is a list of actions and consequences. My system is a single boot Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Tasksel Using tasksel I installed LAMP Server, PostGreSql, Tomcat7 ...
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The Great Boot Partition Debacle [on hold]

I've been trying for about a month to solve this "boot partition full" issue and have some observations: When I look for solutions on ask ubuntu, the answers are usually quite straightforward. When I ...
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IRQ9 blocked at Bootup

Why does the message come up saying it is blocking IRQ9 at boot up. It does not seem to alter the performance. Can you help?
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UEFI boot hangs at grub with 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ network adapter

I am using MAAS to commission and install machines. When I attempt to commission a machine with a "82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+" network adapter the following happens: 1) TFTP Request — bootx64.efi 2) ...
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Boot Ubuntu From VHD

I want to be able to use Ubuntu in a virtual machine from a VHD, and sometimes I want to boot on that VHD. It's easier for me to code in a virtual machine and boot on a VHD when I need full power for ...
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14.04 LTS only boots through recovery

A regular boot through GRUB (non-recovery) stops around 75 seconds into the dmesg log. dmesg isn't saved during this process (I see older dmesg logs as .gz in /var/log but not the ones from the ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 SSD and HDD

I have searched every where but found nothing, probably because my case is an exception. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my 1TB HDD, I have a 120GB SSD, and I have installed Ubuntu on it with 2 ...
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14.04 boot error - usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61

While booting 14.04, I often get this error: usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61 sometimes some more warnings messages is also printed and the computer stop booting. I have to hard reset and ...
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How do I install Linux on a Mac Mini without Intel

community. Lately I've been installing Ubuntu on my families computers, and have succeeded with the Windows Pc's. But I also wanted to install it on a Mac Mini. The problem is I have a PowerPc core ...
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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Trying to make a Windows 7 USB with UNetBootin, getting error “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

Pretty much what it says on the tin. I looked around a bit, someone told me to press "Tab" to see a list of options, this is what it yielded. Verifying DMI Pool Data .................... Failed to ...
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Keyboard not working after boot

After booting (not everytime but in around 50% of start-up/reboot cases) system keyboard isn't working. $ cat /var/log/kern.log | grep keyboard Mar 24 11:29:01 Aspire-5741G kernel: [ 4.364653] ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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Triple boot system, can't get to Win 7

Have a Toshiba Satellite Pro, that had a dual boot (WIN 7, and WIN 10 Tech preview). Setup a separate partition called Unbuntu, and installed Unbuntu 14, on that partition. Now Unbuntu boots first to ...
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problem with booting from external hdd

I installed Ubuntu 14.02 on an external HDD with 2.0 USB. And I updated it from the system update to get 14.04. When I turn on the laptop and boot from this HDD I get a purple screen that stays for 3 ...
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Unable to boot after install - no errors

I have tried to do a single install on a laptop that previously hold Windows 7. I tried to install 64bit desktop version of 14.10, 14.04, and now 13.10 with the same results. Installation from USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot after hard shutdown

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 from wubi application with Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time. After that it freezes for some time and I shut it down by long press on the power button. ...
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Error while opening a different partition in ubuntu [duplicate]

I had done a dual boot by installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 in a NTFS partition. I made another separate NTFS partition for accessing files in both Ubuntu and Windows. Initially it worked normal ...
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Clean up /boot directory

After an update of my Ubuntu I came to the error, "I cannot update since /boot is full". The thing is, that when I compared the results of the two following commands $dpkg --list 'linux-image*', ...
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re-installation of Ubuntu Server: boot from CD not working

A few unsuccessful attempts at installing Apache Tomcat7 and Open Source BIM server may have spoiled the system so I'm trying to re-install Ubuntu Server for a clean start. I'm booting from DVD with ...
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WD 3T usb 3 external failed mount at boot time

Newly bought a WD My Book 3T USB3 external hdd. Connect to my laptop (dual boot Windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04), Repartitioned, reformatted, ntfs, ext4, etc. So far so good. Connecting to my (OLD) ...
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Long EXT4 Mount Time On Boot [on hold]

My Elementary OS install used to boot fully in 20 seconds on my machine (5200rpm HDD, 6 GB RAM, core i3 2370M processor) several months ago, but overtime has taken longer to boot. To investigate, I ...
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No hard disks detected after server upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded a 12.04 server to 14.04. Upgrade went without errors, but after booting initrd throws "gave up waiting for root device", and I am stuck in a busybox shell. After searching for a long time ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.10 Dual Boot on Windows 8 Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop Touchscreen!

Help! Try'n my best to get away from Windows OS...purchased a Dell Inspiron 3000 Series touch screen yadda yadda...boot from CD is Ok. But that's about as far as I can get. Doesn't make it to the ...
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dual booted Ubuntu everything works except it boots to grub2 command line

So I recently installed ubuntu as a second operating system on my computer, and everything is working smoothly except for this one issue. When I first boot up my computer it goes to a black screen ...
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Gparted made windows 8 unbootable and unrepairable?

I resized my windows partition (well technically moved it since I extended the size backwards) and now it is unbootable, just saying their should be some sort of warning somewhere to NOT resize ...
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Laptop boots directly to ubuntu , cant access BIOS or Boot menu, brand name logo doesnt show on startup anymore [on hold]

Im running Laptop with single OS; UbuntuMATE 15.04 Beta1 64bit on Toshiba laptop Core i3. after burning "Elementary OS" on a live USB drive using UNetbootin, what happened is: after reboot, laptop ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dosn't start Back screen

I deleted Gnome shell and restarted my laptop. After booting I can only see a black screen. I can't login, can't do anything really. I recorded a video of the problem. ...
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Network fails to configure on boot

Ubuntu server 64bit 14.04.2 On boot it waits for network configuration then says waiting 60 more seconds. I cant ping gateway or internet. ifconfig shows only lo ifconfig -a shows eth0 and lo I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 do not boot after dpkg-divert --local --rename --add [closed]

After upgrade my distro ubuntu 15.04, the mongodb stopped the automatic service and I could not restart it again. I did some search trying to find some solution to the problem and ended up running the ...
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Can I get LiveCD/USB platform adaptability on a normal install?

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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Boot failure - /dev/mapper does not exist

I had a previously bootable version of Ubuntu, however now when I try to boot I see the error message ALERT! /dev/mapper/isw_bdacadajjgh_ARRAY0p5 does not exist. Dropping to a shell This is a work ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/eOS 0.3 does not boot anymore

After having a forced shut down twice (I assume because of overheating of the GPU or defects in the GPU) I can not boot my elementaryOS 0.3/Ubuntu 14.04 anymore. When I boot it, GRUB does not show up ...
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i was trying to install ubuntu on virtual box in windows 8.1 and got an error

Failed to open the optical disk file D:\programm setups\ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. Could not get the storage format of the medium 'D:\programm setups\ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso' ...
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Boot repair disk shows nothing under “Grub location”

I am running a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. The upgrade to Windows 8.1 broke my Ubuntu boot, and boot repair disk failed to fix this. After receiving some comments to my previous ...
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hp dv2000 . which ubuntu is best? [on hold]

i installed latest version. but getting hang after boot process. Also wifi not connecting in booting time. AMD processor and nvidia 256mb having in my computer.
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error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 [duplicate]

After starting up my laptop - which runs Ubuntu 14.04, I got error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 when I manage to boot using command line I got grub> when I write ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 install boots on my pc, but not any others

So recently I decided I'd start learning Linux, having 10+ years experience with Windows and feeling quite competent with that OS. I got a 500gb external HDD, formatted it etc with Rufus and created a ...
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Accessing the grub2? Common methods already tried

So I'm trying to access the grub2 menu (or any boot menu for that matter) and I have tried most things I have found online. I am running the latest version of ubuntu and it is the only OS so it ...
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Black screen after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition along with Windows XP, but when I start Ubuntu I only get a black screen. I repeated the installation 3 times successfully, but my screen remains black. Can ...
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Triple boot problem

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Recently I decided to replace its hard drive with a faster and larger one. On the old drive there were only OEM (1), Recovery (2) and Windows (3) partitions. I ...