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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No Login Screen in Ubuntu 14.10

I formatted my Windows 7 and installed Ubuntu 14.10. It was a clean install. Now, the problem is, when my machine boots, I don't get the login screen but only the blank screen. I have to restart ...
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How to boot Ubuntu in complete darkness?

Is there a way to load Ubuntu without the splash screen or verbose mode? That means no visual queues or code reporting. Is this possible? Known settings in the grub loader: Verbose Mode ...
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u410 SSD BIOS Problems

I am all out of idea, can someone help a newb? I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo u410 with UEFI on, secure boot on and with optimus enabled but with several issues at hand. I ...
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Ubuntu messed up Windows Bootloader (MBR)

I recently tried installing Ubuntu and dualbooting it. I selected the "install alongside Windows 7" option and created a ~60GB partition, and it followed through well. When I wanted to return to ...
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Black screen and login loop after updates Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have been using 14.04 LTS for a year now, perfection! Then this week I had new updates, for which one of them had an error. I cannot recall which one had the error. After reboot the login screen ...
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During installation of Ubuntu it showed Warning! message What can i do for this [on hold]

I tried for Ubuntu 10.10 .... it shows warning ! the warning message seems :- /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table . However, it does not have a valid fake msdos ...
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Dual Boot | TRY (hd0,0)! EXT2

I am trying to Dual-boot my HP Pavilion G7 with Windows 7(or 8.1) and Ubuntu (installed first). However each time I go through the process I end up with nothing but a broken Ubuntu boot and a working ...
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I deleted ubuntu and now GRUB doesn't boot into windows anymore

I am aware that if you just delete ubuntu, your pc isn't going to work anymore. I followed this guide on how to repair the MBR but it won't work so now I'm doomed. it said to do: -bootrec /fixmbr ...
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14.04 Resetting Ubuntu startup settings?

When I first installed Ubuntu dual-boot I would boot the computer and select Ubuntu 14.04, and a terminal would just flash with my username and take me to the logon screen, everything running smooth. ...
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Unable to shutdown, restart or logout

I am unable to shutdown, restart or logout from my ubuntu 14.04 machine. The screen goes blank, but the system hangs, then the fan begins to run fast. I have to turnoff the laptop by pressing and ...
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Computer boots on it's own

I have a Dell P4 that had Windows 7 and booted automatically every day a 8am. I downloaded and installed Ubuntu and it still "Magically" boots up. Could it be programed in the BIOS? I cannot find a ...
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Help me. my boot time is more than 20s

i have a hp pavilion laptop with 2gb ram, intel i3 and 500gb hdd boot time is taking too long(>20s). tried preload, e4rat, e4defrag etc but still no improvement below is my dmesg output ...
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Simulate Universal Bootloader (DAS U-BOOT) with Qemu

I was trying to simulate u-boot with qemu for the ARM based versatile_pb board. I was successfully able to CROSS_COMPILE my u-boot source code with the gcc-linaro-arm-none-eabi-toolchain and create ...
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Dual boot RHEL 7 with ubuntu 14.10 installed

I have an old machine with processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B970 @ 2.30GHz with 64 OS support but does not supports VT and I am doing my RHCE certification in RHEL7 and I want to dual boot my ubuntu ...
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Customize splash screen on live CD. || Initrd.lz problem

I try to customize splash screen on live CD session LUBUNTU 14.04. According to this solution, i need to edit initrd.lz file and replace with my own plymouth theme. So.. # cd extract-cd/casper # ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu on MacBook

I have a macbook that cannot get past the startup splash and the spinning wheel under the Apple logo. edit bodhi.zazen - removed extra information.
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U-Boot switch kernel on OMAP device

I build my own kernel for armel architecture, successfully installed it on my device, can see it in kernels list: dpkg --list | grep linux-image ii linux-image-2.6.33-500-omap ...
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Dual boot: several Windows 7 loading entries in GRUB2 - should I delete any?

The system is Acer Extensa 2510G, and there's only one HDD. This is how the GRUB2 menu looks: Output of sudo update-grub2: The scripts themselves: Windows UEFI bootmgfw.efi: search --fs-uuid ...
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How do I install _“64-bit Power PC Ubuntu 14.04 ”Trusty Tahr“ Minimal CD” on my MeeGoPad Stick T01 64-bit?

The MeeGoPad Stick came with Windows 8.1 and Android that I also would like to remove and run Ubuntu only. I cant find a way to mount the mini.iso file to a bootable usb. I am using Rufus 2.1.649 and ...
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my dell gx270 wont boot up after failed ubuntu update [duplicate]

My dell optiplex gx270 wont boot up all i get is a black screen that says stopping system V runlevel compatability. I have not tried anything to solve this problem
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Not able to boot to already installed Windows and Ubuntu in Hard drive

I am facing problems with OS booting of my laptop. I had a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. I generally work in Ubuntu and one day when I started my system Ubuntu wasn't booting up. It ...
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I can't boot: SMBus Host Controller not enabled

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on Hydrahost without the GUI and run on console only. I need to autologin my guest user and try to follow the answer on this page, but it turns out make my Ubuntu ...
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Why is my flashcache device /dev/mapper not appearing for the root partition cache? [on hold]

I successfully set up a flashcache for a data partition and am now struggeling with the setup for the root partition. I followed the DKMS README and can either boot into initramfs shell where I can ...
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Grub dont shows after windows 8.1 update [duplicate]

I had ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed in dual boot with windows 8 with grub2 as boot manager. The problem arose when the updated windows 8 for windows 8.1, now grub is no longer displayed when starting ...
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Ubuntu Server doesn't boot after initial install boot on external hard drive

I have read a number of posts about similar issues but nothing so far has done anything to help me. I am also fairly inexperienced with setting up linux distributions. I am trying to instal Ubuntu ...
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Booting Problem after removing old kernels and having run boot repair

Having cleared old kernels, I am unable to boot into Ubuntu 14.04. After a suggestion here, I ran boot repair, which came up with the following URL http://paste.ubuntu.com/10816487. Could someone ...
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Why does the screen go dead until I press escape every time I boot up?

I have Ubuntu Studio 14.04, it is the only operating system on my machine. Every time I boot up, the BIOS loads, and then the screen goes dead and will stay that way unless I press ESC, in which case ...
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The disk drive for /u01 is not ready yet or not present

when i boot i see this message The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery. i want solution to remove this message and ...
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cant install windows 8 while ubuntu is already installed ! [want to dual boot] [duplicate]

I am having ubuntu 12.04 LTS , I was trying to install windows8 but at the partition selection i got this error " We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing partition" . But i had ...
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Error while booting Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Ubuntu. My laptop is working fine and very fast ever since I made the transition from Windows! So no regrets... In Windows I used Bluestacks to use Whatsapp on the PC. I also ...
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I can't install ubuntu on my asus s451l

I have a new computer and unfortunately it came with an operating system called windows. I want to install ubuntu on it but I have falied epicly, apparently it has something to do with UEFI. I already ...
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Does someone mind taking a quick look at my boot-repair log? No operating system found

Symptoms: Previous Ubuntu install worked fine for a while (months?). One day the interface disappeared, leaving visible only folders that happened to be on the Desktop. After some troubleshooting ...
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How can I make Ubuntu not mount efi partition by default at startup?

I've a Asus laptop with windows 8.1 pre-installed, I've managed to install Ubuntu alongside it, and for some days it worked fine. Today, out-of-the-blue, Ubuntu just goes black screen and I'm back at ...
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Ubuntu installed alongside W8, W8 wont boot anymore, live usb isnt recognized

I think I might be screwed. I normally run preinstalled windows 8.1 on my Lenovo IdeaPad P400 touch, and I decided to try out dual booting Ubuntu 14.04, having never used Linux before. I edited the ...
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Ubuntu suddenly restarts and is unable to mount /boot/efi anymore

My problem is the following: I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 in my asus laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1, everything went great and I managed to have grub doing dual boot and I used both OS's for ...
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No Boot options [on hold]

I was trying to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB on my medieval Acer desktop, it currently has windows 7 ultimate. The boot settings only show the order of things to boot from; hard drive, LAN, ...
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Unsecure boot on macbook pro

first i would like to mention i'm not using dualboot. I own a macbook pro 15", retina display with intel iris pro. model 11,2. Just booted ubuntu 15.04 from usb pen, and installed using full disk. ...
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Installing Ubuntu/ElementaryOS on a 2560x1440 display (X1 Carbon Lenovo) [on hold]

I just put a 14.04 64bit LTS version on a USB Stick an tried installing it on my X1 Lenovo Carbon 2nd GEN with a High DPI Display. When the install dialogues load up it looks like this: I can not ...
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installing ubuntu 14.04 from usb error

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 from a gorilla 32gb flash drive, it will install and on reboot if i take out the usb as the computer starts up i get a message telling me to insert ...
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I recently upgraded ubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu 14.04 and now its showing bootloop

I tried to upgrade ubuntu 12.04 Lts to 14.04 Lts (trusty tahr).my connection is bit laggy and had losted connection 4-6 times.everytime after connection loses next time it will ask for partial ...
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dhcp is not working

I am using 14.04 and installed isc-dhcp-server in my ubuntu. here is my dhcp configuration. INTERFACES="eth0" allow booting; allow bootp; subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { range ...
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How to fix partition table where partitions are moved outside of drive and are overlapping?

So, I was trying to do a resize of a partition to make a partition for my linux install. As such I simply tried doing a resize on my Windows OS partition. Performed the resize using GParted. Created a ...
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In Elemenary os, grub wont load anything but itself [on hold]

I am running Elementary OS Freya as the only currently installed OS on my laptop, I have tried to install various operating system via USB and UNetbootin, however my grub for some reason just will not ...
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Ubuntu long boot

my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was booting normally and one day it started to boot for a very long time and I don't know why. I'm uploading a log from bootchart maybe anyone can help me with this problem. ...
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baktrack installation stopped, the computer will not boot

this is my first time in the forum. I run a hp laptop with windows 7 and ubuntu on it (lucid lynx I think). I was running baktrack on a usb on this laptop, when I by mistake used the install.sh with ...
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UNetBootin and Partition Wizard

I'm trying to burn ISO to my 4GB Usb drive because i set boot partition as active I can't find this option in GParted. I have set in BIOS to boot up from usb but it says No Operating System Found when ...
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There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize buttons

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2. There is no launch menu. In window there is no close and minimize button. After the bootup, I can only see the wallpaper. Right click is working.
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Boot error on ubuntu 14.04

After having installed boot-repair I got this message. What should I do to fix this?
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Struggling to boot back into windows after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have a question, and hold on, could be a long one. Previously, I have dual booted my computer with linux mint 17.1. I do not know how I bypassed Uefi, but I somehow disabled it. So, previously I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't showup while booting

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 8 in my Samsung Series 5 np535u4c notebook in a 52 gb disk called Ubuntu. Ubuntu grub screen showed up inttially (till I booted to Windows ...