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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Installing Ubuntu won't open

So I was reading about Ubuntu, and everyone was talking about how great it was. I was trying to install Ubuntu using a flash drive. I decided to start it up and I have pictures to show my steps. I ...
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Significant delay between OS termination and restart signal on motherboard

I recently had a glass of fruit juice dumped into my tower, which required a motherboard change. I replaced my Asus Z97M-Plus motherboard with a Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5. When I send a shutdown or ...
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Cannot see the option to install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 10 [on hold]

I couldn't find any proper answer to this but I can't seem to get install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 10 because the installer does not show that option. My Windows 10 is installed in Legacy Mode ...
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Machine Check Exception?

I'm a novice on ubuntu but have been running an intel NUC for the last month with Ubuntu 15.10. This morning everything seemed fine but when i start it now it just goes into some kind of boot loop. ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu (UEFI mode) on a blank HDD.

My computer came with a FreeDOS. It has a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM. Also, it is a 64 bit processor. Sadly the computer / laptop does not have a CD / DVD ROM drive. Fortunately, it has 4 USB ports. The ...
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Ubuntu on external drive, grub2 problem

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an external SSD, the boot loader is also on the external SSD because I want to use the SSD with different computers. So I don't use dual boot but I use the bios menu to ...
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PC freezes since I installed ubuntu 15.04 (now same with 15.10)

I got this weird problem where my computer freezes since I installed ubuntu 15.04. I had dual-boot windows/ubuntu 14.04 then decided to go only for ubuntu 15.04. Then my computer freezed and I decided ...
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Unable to start network manager at boot time

Each time when i boot up Ubuntu network manager icon disappear. I have to manually start network manager. I also tried to modify /etc/network/interfaces but no result.
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Disable Ubuntu boot menu when Windows is hibernated

I have a lot of folders in Ubuntu that are simple shortcuts of my Windows partition. I need to be able to Mount windows partition every time I load Ubuntu. Therefore, I want to disable Ubuntu access ...
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One live USB works, one doesn't

Problem: One live USB works, the other doesn't PC: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Main OS: 8.1 Pro BIOS settings: tried disabling Fastboot and Secure Boot, USB boot enabled USB OS: Ubuntu 15.10 Made bootable usb ...
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How do I repair smb/cifs error in Ubuntu 14.04

I have 2 issues but I think they are related. My system won't shut all the way down. I get this warning: ModemManger[692]:<warn> Could not acquire the ...
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Problems trying to reset ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, as I always do, but this time I tried to encrypt my folders. Then when the installation finishes I reset the computer, but the encrypt password does not work. I google ...
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Can't boot Dell after loading Ubuntu 12.04 from USB

I put Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) on my new Dell I15 overwriting Windows 10, running the installer from a USB. To boot from the USB I had to change the boot order. It all installed, but won't boot from the ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after booting into windows 10

I have Xubuntu installed on one drive and Windows 10 installed on the other one. Every time I boot into windows 10, Ubuntu won't boot up. I can only boot it up after I use the live USB, use ...
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removing encryption on hard drive (decryption). Trying to install windows. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

Here is my problem. I was using for a long time then I was tired of windows so I decided to jump into the world of ubuntu. I knew nothing of ubuntu, but it worked out, I completely installed (with ...
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boot Ubuntu 14.04.3 problem from grub2

I have a problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T. The long story: I installed an older version of Ubuntu when I bought the Zenbook (I think it was a 12.XX version). I ...
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Dual booting W7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives.

I already have W7 on a WD hard drive, I got a Seagate hard drive I want to dedicate to Ubuntu. I popped in the disk and went to install, but a notification popped up asking me if I wanted to force ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Boots to Black Screen

I've read a few posts but can't seem to find one that quite reflects a solution. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 fine. When I reboot I boot to a black [lucid] screen without anything happening. If I shut ...
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I can't install Ubuntu in my laptop

well for the university i needed a laptop so i buyed a ASUS X555l with Windows 10, the people say me "ivan win10 is better than win7,etc.." its the same but this steal my info ._. so because is for ...
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Error on boot, driver ebridge is already registered, cannot enter ubuntu

I run Ubuntu 15.10. After clean reinstalling drivers for graphics card I got the following error while trying to boot: Error: Driver 'ebridge' is already registered, aborting... ...after a few ...
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Grub not showing up at boot

I have installed the linux-lowlatency kernel recently. Setup of a DAW (MIDI support) was the reason to change from Fedora to Ubuntu. After reboot uname shows that I am running the generic kernel. ...
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How can I speed up my 103 sec boot time(dmesg output included)?

I was hoping that people might have suggestions as to how I can speed up my boot time. At the moment, as you can see below, it's taking all of 103 seconds. I have noticed a few bottlenecks at around ...
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Dual boot- Windows 8.1+Ubuntu 14.04.3->Not getting dual boot option

I had Windows 8.1 and wanted dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.3.I followed the steps from this site and installed Ubuntu.I restarted my laptop and and I'm not getting dualboot option,it gets straight to ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...
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Grub and Windows on L

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad 300. All works fine. I have dual booted this so I can use Windows 10 for some old software. When I boot I get into the grub menu. Choosing ...
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UBUNTU Ugrade tp 15.10 now laptop won't reboot

Samsung 400B laptop Yesterday I left my laptop upgrading to 15.10 (I think it was Wily something) about half way through. When I returned the laptop was hung with nothing on the screen. Hard ...
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Purrple screen with broken external video card

a fresh installation of Ubuntu get's stuck on a purple screen when I try to load it. Restoring broken packages from recovery mode helps for a single session. I tried installing Nvidia graphics driver ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting [duplicate]

Problem:- When i switch on my laptop it automatically goes to grub menu without using shift. Even after choosing linux kernel it is not booting and just end up showing the following message mount: ...
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cannot detect windows 7 after dual boot with ubuntu 14.04

I have lenovo B570 system.It had window 7 proffesional.I dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04,at first installer crashed.next time I again reinstalled it there it shown me option to replace ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Booting from Linux USB but not from Windows

I have Linux Mint 16(Petra) and 17(Rafaela) installed on my ThinkPad T-430. I need to install windows (any windows) in a new partition, I already made the partition, but I just can't make windows boot ...
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Locked out of full disk encryption

I setup full disk encryption during my ubuntu install (14.04) and I recently rebooted and now I am locked out. I have not forgotten the password, I use it regularly. After boot when I put in the ...
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Can't boot 15.10 from NVMe SSD, yet 15.04 worked fine

Ubuntu 15.04 working okay, but unable to install or upgrade to 15.10 from 15.04 with this configuration: Motherboard: Supermicro X11SSH-LN4F CPU: Xeon E3-1225 v5 Boot device: Samsung V950Pro M.2 SSD ...
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Does Ubuntu have UEFI Secure Boot keys for single boot for all of their software?

Does Ubuntu have UEFI Secure Boot keys for single boot for all of their software? I want to remove Windows 8.1 from my HP Streamer 7 and install Lubuntu 16.04 in May. Need your help!
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Cannot Change the boot order in bios or F9 Anymore after installing Ubuntu

other Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) hi I have a HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook 15 touchsmart I cannot change the boot order in the bios boot order menu ( i tried to disable the legacy ...
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Im not able to install ubuntu or Xubuntu on my Linx 1010 Tablet

im Not able to install ubuntu OR Xubuntu OS in my Windows 10 Tablet, which has Keyboard with Mouse pad. I tried the USB boot, as soon as i try to boot it from USB it displays USB boot option not ...
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Unable to access BIOS, GRUB menu only [on hold]

I have the latest dist. of Ubuntu and a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I've already searched for the default keys that access the BIOS, (F2, holding ESC) and had no luck. To describe what happens when I ...
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Accidently overwrote /boot folder files

I was trying to install a chronOS kernel. But instead of copying vmlinuz-3.19.0-25-chronos, System.map-3.0.24-chronos, config-3.0.24-chronos i overwrote vmlinuz-3.19.0-25-generic, ...
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What is random : Nonblocking pool

I saw this message by dmesg and also by replacing quiet splash with debug in grub boot menu. Why is it that my Ubuntu gets stuck at random: nonblocking pool is initialized and takes too long to ...
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Boot/repair problem

I am attempting to repair a new Ubuntu 15.10 installation with Boot-repair. This is a standard non-UEFI installation. I installed Boot-repair onto the Ubuntu 15.10 Live CD and started it. When I run ...
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Dad tried to upgrade to 15.10, now it wont boot anymore. Can I reset it?

He tried to upgrade from 14.04 I believe to 15.10, now after he types in his password it looks like this: http://imgur.com/AZqSWal It's an AIO desktop from asus core i5 with a nvidea 540m connected ...
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Windows not loading after Dual Booting windows 10 & ubuntu 15

I am a complete Newbie to Ubuntu. I had Windows 10 upgraded from Windows 7. I dual booted it with Ubuntu 15, by selecting "Something else" in the installation menu, later creating partitions for ...
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Boot Ubuntu from VHD with Windows 10

Is it possible to native boot Ubuntu from a VHD file using Windows 10? If so, how?
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Ubuntu 15.10 boot issue in virtual box

I am running ubuntu 15.10 on Virtual Box. Today when I reboot it, it didnt boot! Says: /dev/sda1: recovering journal /dev/sda1: clean, some values/some values, etc. boot image It was ...
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How to decrypt ubuntu on load from usb key

I have selected disk encyption option on ubuntu installation. And now I have to type pass to decrypt it on load - [ubuntu load encryption][ How can I create "usb-key" to unlock it automatically if my ...
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How to fix the starting up problem with two operation system?

I have installed Ubuntu & Windows 10 on my laptop in different drives. But when I start up my laptop. The option to choose system Win 10 always failed. I could only use "F12" to start ...
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Windows Install [duplicate]

Ok I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on all of my computers and want to put windows 7 back on my desk top, I boot from the cd everything looks to start normal, after clicking install windows 7 it ...
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fb: switching to radeondrmfb from simple Stalls Ubuntu Boot Process

When I boot my machine up here is the message i get: fb: switching to radeondrmfb from simple Thank you in advance.
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Booting problem after installing updates

I installed Ubuntu after trying it out from a USB disk on my laptop. I made a partition for it, so it shares the HDD with windows 10. Given that at the time I did not have a fast internet connection ...
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Cannot boot after a failed update from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 Update

I was running Ubuntu 15.04 on my HP EliteBook 755 and was updating to 15.10 when the update process was stuck for several hours at the same place, so I hit the power button to reboot. Now the system ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 installed but boots grub>

Install went to /dev/sdb7 and my boot up only opens grub> How do I boot? Still booting from USB flash drive not from hard drive...