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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Restore Boot Partition from running ubuntu

I accidentally wiped the /boot partition of my running Ubuntu 14.04. Is there a way to restore it? My Ubuntu system is encrypted and I am dual booting Windows 7. Thanks in advance!
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Macbook Pro Ubuntu install freezes after grub menu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (also tried 14.04.1 LTS) on my 2009 Macbook Pro 5,2. I have installed rEFInd, I have made a bootable USB as instructed on the Ubuntu site. I can get to the grub ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu from an external hdd, with the ability to boot to windows without the exernal plugged in

I want to install the new version of Ubuntu on an external hard drive. My only problem is that if I try to turn my computer on without the hard drive plugged in, it wont boot at all. (I am assuming ...
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Custom 14.04 ISO doesn't boot into installer, only into Live environment

I try to make a USB-stick with a custom ISO, that I want to get installed when I boot a PC from that stick. The custom ISO with Ubuntu 14.04 'trusty' is generated from 'debootstrap' into a chroot ...
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Windows not showing on boot menu

I have to install Ubuntu for a project, and have been struggling getting it to dual boot on my PC. I had some problems getting the Ubuntu to show on the partition menu after I installed it, so I ran ...
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Can't put windows on a flash drive- tried everything

How can i install my windows 7 iso to a flash drive? dd seemed to have worked, but when i booted it did not work, saying grub: no such partiton Which is odd, considering i did not remember installing ...
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System76 BIOS gone after update to 14.10

A few hours ago, I updated my System76 Ratel Performance from 14.04.1 (what it shipped with) to 14.10. Everything works fine, but I noticed that the BIOS screen no longer appears. When I boot it up, ...
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Black Screen with white underscore

The problem appeard after i turned off ubuntu from the power off button of the computer ,I think there were some things going on . Now when i turn on my computer it starts but short after that i see a ...
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How to fix plymouth to it's default

So today the new Ubuntu release came out. I uninstalled my Nvidia drivers, made the upgrade and then installed the latest Nvidia blob from Xorg edgers. Before the upgrade, my boot and shutdown splash ...
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LiveCD not showing welcome page

When I boot from the Live CD instead of the welcome screen with the buttons "Try" and "Install" and the language selection a weird GRUB appears with the options "Try without installing", "Install ...
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Black screen on boot up [on hold]

Help I can not get ubuntu to boot up. I have tried nomodeset, nolapic, and acpi off please help and I do not hink it is a uefi problem but it might be. Also this is not a duplicate. this is a desktop ...
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Interrupted Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade, Dual Boot

Whilst upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 via the update manager, a power shortage in the building caused my desktop to fail. This was in the installation phase. I am now able to boot the PC in Windows ...
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Not able to boot ubuntu 14.04 from usb drive

My System is 64 bit so I downloaded an ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr copy from its website and installed it successfully in my sandisk cruzer blade 4 GB Pen drive using Universal usb installer. When I ...
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Can't boot Windows after unsuccessful install of Ubuntu through USB

First of all, I am completely new to Ubuntu and not very knowledgeable with computers in general. Please forgive me for my explanation maybe being vague or word choice being incorrect. I am using a ...
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Black Screen, it doesn't go to desktop

I was copying around 750GB of files into my external hard drive, estimated time was 10 hours. It significantly slowed down my laptop. I wanted to check what is inside rubish bin so I opened it, but it ...
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Ubuntu Gnome. Booting issues [duplicate]

I new so don't know much about Ubuntu. So it was just a moment ago, I was playing with some tutorial online about setting up gaming mouse Ubuntu Gnome. I was following the tutorial and edited my ...
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iMac doesn't boot from same usb that works on MacBook Air

I have created a bootable USB with Ubuntu that works fine on my MacBook Air (year 2011) but is not detected by my iMac (2004) when I press Alt. rEFIx does not help either. I have tried with other ...
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Make FAT32 disks starts with boot [duplicate]

i'm using ubuntu 14.10 utopic beta 2 (waiting for the officiel release) i've two partitions (FAT32) where i save my documents.. i would like to make those two partitions starts with boot.more clearly, ...
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Put windows boot cd on grub partition

Is it possible to mount a bootable windows installation image to a grub partition. My situation is the following, I want to install windows but I don't have a big enough usb drive, so I was ...
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LTSP Client Boot Issue - Ubuntu 12.04 VMware

Today I've been trying to get a virtual Ubuntu 12.04 LTSP server and client setup running in VMWare Fusion by following this guide. ...
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Problem on boot with AMD after updating kernel

Basically after the lasts two kernel upgrades, I have had problems with my amd radeon 7730M. After upgrading the kernel, the system booted to a black screen with an frozen _ at the top left. I ...
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Boot to desktop w/o password

I'm using Ubuntu 14 on a CuBox system and I want to boot into the desktop w/o having to login. There's no setting for it in my users/groups app. Is there another way to do that?
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Ubuntu boots to black screen with white cursor

I have a home made desktop with two hard drives and two CD-ROM drives and a Nvidia Geforce 560TI GPU. Whenever I try to boot into Ubuntu 14.04 with all of my hardware connected it boots to a black ...
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Boot issue on startup [on hold]

I was new to ubuntu and i was more comfortable with windows than linux so i changed my laptop's os to windows 7. I checked all keyboard keys are working properly and then i found out that left alt+f4 ...
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Failed to upgrade, wont boot past ubuntu screen

A few days ago i decide to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04, but now i just get stuck on the loading screen with the white and orange dots. Ive tried to find other posts similar to mine but nothing has worked ...
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I lost /boot on thumb drive, can I reinstall it?

Here's the situation: I have two encrypted Ubuntu partitions on my desktop; / and swap. /boot was installed on a thumb drive that I managed to destroy whilst installing a new video card into my ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 problems

I have what I thought to be a successful dual boot of ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot. I just found out that I've completely lost windows. I have been trying for days to install windows from usb ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot second Linux Distro

I have had some trouble dual booting Ubuntu 14 with another linux distro. I have an existing Ubuntu installiation running (nothing else besides Ubuntu 14, however), and the second .iso on a live usb. ...
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Safely removing and reclaiming Windows partition when Ubuntu was initially installed via Wubi [duplicate]

I wish to reformat a Windows 7 partition, reclaiming it for use under Ubuntu 14.04 already running on the machine. Windows is no longer needed. The partition is mounted in Ubuntu and its files ...
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Black screen and later garbled screen after installation 14.04, where should I begin?

Just a foreword, this is my first foray into anything Linux related. Please forgive me if my lingo isn't up to par. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 last night. After I removed the installation disk ...
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i have to enter the boot option and select ubuntu in UEFI everytime i boot into ubuntu

i just installed ubuntu 14.04. everytime i boot my laptop(dell inspiron 5423) i have to enter the boot options and select ubuntu in UEFI options. how can i make it boot normally?
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Boot to GNU GRUB and stops

Please read this as coming from a complete beginner. After several months of pleasure using xubuntu why does my machine suddenly decide not to boot but go instead to the GNU Grub screen and ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron laptop kernel panic while booting from USB

Booting Ubuntu from USB gives this error on a Dell Inspiron laptop: Kernel panic not syncing : attempted to kill init! exitcode= CPU0 PID 1 run-init hardware name Dell Inc. Inspiron 3542 call trace ...
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Battery not detected, /proc/acpibattery empty even it is present

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and it is fully up-to-date. But the battery of my laptop is never detected. There is no battery icon on the top bar, the /proc/acpi/battery is empty. I've tried to remove the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 3521 [on hold]

I purchased a Dell In 15 3521, and i am trying to install Ubuntu. but it was not installing Could you tell me what i have to do?
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How to install Windows 7 over ubuntu from win 7 iso [duplicate]

I'm getting a new computer build soon and I figured I'm going to install Windows 7 so I can play some of the games I enjoy that are not compatible with Ubuntu; once I were to get Windows 7 installed; ...
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Why does each update remove vital boot files? [on hold]

Everytime I update, the most recent being Trusty Tahr, I always end up having to completely reinstall Ubuntu with a usb. Everytime I get told that certain boot files are missing. Why does this keep ...
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Why won't my system boot off of a partition that I just transferred the Ubuntu install image to using the dd command?

I have a drive that I would like to install Linux onto, for eventual use on another machine. I want to bring the Ubuntu installer image onto a 20GB partition, and then boot into that. When I boot ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu in UEFI system

I am having trouble booting into my HDD, where I have installed Ubuntu as described @help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI I have attempted to utilize Boot-Repair to no avail. Here is my link pasteurl link: ...
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Grub will not boot win7

Ubuntu 14.04 will not dual boot. Boots directly to Ubuntu. I tried repairing windows with win7 startup disk (bootrec /fixboot) and it appears the start up files were placed on the beginning of the ...
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Gave up waiting for root device (and cannot find drive from usb live)

I am seeking help for a typical problem for which I have tried many solutions. The typical problem is the Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - ...
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Moving /boot to a usb key

How do I move the existing /boot partion of a 14.04 root encrypted installation to a usb key?
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Grub not booting anything

Lenovo g505s with 8.1 per installed Amd a10 processor with 6 gb or ram and 1000tb hd My files are backed up to an external had or sitting in the cloud so that's not really a problem. Shut off secure ...
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Alienware 17 + Ubuntu 14.04

Unable to CD boot Ubuntu 14.04 on (new) Alienware 17. My guess is graphics card issue. AMD Radeon R9 M290X. Any advice? Thanks.
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When installing Ubuntu, can I use the dd command to copy the image to my 1TB hard drive for subsequent insertion into another machine?

Typically people are installing Ubuntu using a USB drive or burned DVD, but I don't have these. I would rather just go with installing to the destination hard drive itself, make it bootable, and ...
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Ubuntu is not reading my windows 7 installation disk when restarted. How to enable it? [on hold]

I was attempting to dual boot,many attempts actually, but all failed,and I think I ended up changing some settings in the BIOS I think, whatever it is, I think I disabled something that can open the ...
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Triple Booting Mac, Windows, Ubuntu on Mac with Windows Already installed with bootcamp

So on my macbook I have OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Windows 7 Professional, and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I already have a bootable USB drive, and already installed refind. The problem is ...
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how to unlock screen when booted from usb?

i installed ubuntu 13.10 in the installation process i lost all data. i booted from the usb and took the help of testdisk. sudo apt-get install testdisk sudo testdisk After finding all the ...
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grub not dual booting win7

New Ubuntu 14.04 installation. Boots straight to Ubuntu. Tried repairing. Here is output of fdisk: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 ...
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What to do with the series of randomly occurring errors?

I'll get straight to the point with this one, my laptop (ASUS G75VW) is dual booted with Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04.1 and is experiencing randomly occurring errors. I don't know if they're ...