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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Lubuntu refuses to boot from HDD despite numerous tries with boot-repair [duplicate]

I remember problems setting up my Lubuntu with UEFI/Legacy boot mode. That was more than a year ago and the system worked fine - until now. For whatever reason, it refuses to boot again. I went ...
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Can't reinstall ubuntu

I can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 through USB bootable after I deleted the installed Ubuntu partition from the hard drive, the Grub is still exist in my EFI partition which I can't able to access and delete ...
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Laptop directly boots into elementary [on hold]

i have installed elementary os(luna) into my laptop with windows 8.1 as a dual boot.Every thing is working fine but elementary is directly booting when the system is powered.no grub,no boot options.i ...
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How to improve Ubuntu 14.04 LTS boot time on a laptop?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my lenevo G505S laptop. As it, there are many complaints of this laptop not being able to handle ubuntu properly. I have some of mine. Every time I turn on my ...
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Boot via recovery still works

As of yersterday I can only boot my 14.04 via recovery mode and then proceed with a normal boot. If I boot directly it hangs. Any suggestion where I should start my search?
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install windows 7 from linux 12.10 [on hold]

im trying to reinstall windows 7 I cant get the cd to read in when I turn it back on, or restart help
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No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found Advent

I have downloaded Unbuntu 14.04.2 on my Advent 7204 (I know it's old) I have 2GB ram,I've downloaded Ubuntu and made it as a bootable USB using every application I can, and it still comes up with ...
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Increase boot space

How can I increase boot space so that I can install updates? I already tried the basic sudo apt-get clean; as well as autoclean, and purge. However, I still lack space to install updates.
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Proper way to install ubuntu alongside window 8.1

I am first time user. I have created a partition on my OptiPlex 9020 dell desktop for ubuntu, now I want to install ubuntu alongside window 8.1. I have created a ubuntu DVD, please elaborated the ...
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System D services Disabled on Boot list Ubuntu 14.10

I'm still a noob in many ways, but I have been running a Ubuntu home server in various forms for the last two years. Mostly just for my own education, so experimentation and exploration usually guide ...
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Grub install failing trying to dual boot on XPS 13 (2015)

I just purchased a new Dell XPS 13 from the Microsoft Store and installed Ubuntu on it. It seemed to work fine with a few issues that appeared to be resolvable with the last bios update. I performed ...
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Computer won't boot after clean install of ubuntu 14.04

I just rebuilt my HTPC with an ASRock AM1H-ITX mobo, an AMD 5350 APU, a stick of Crucial Ballistix 1600 8GB DDR3 RAM and a Crucial BX100 250 GB SSD. I decided to try Ubuntu 14.04 as my stand alone OS. ...
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Remove Grub menu after Dual Booting

I had dual booted my Acer Aspire V with Ubuntu 14 recently to try it out. I followed guides online on how to remove it from my computer. First I deleted the Ubuntu partitions then used a flash drive ...
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Cannot get Live CD or Live USB to boot

I'm using a MSI GT70 laptop (Core i7 4700 MQ, NVidia GTX 770M) and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it, or at the very least get something that works. Every time I try and boot from it, regardless of ...
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How Do I Fix This Boot Issue [on hold]

I got elementary OS on a netbook, but elementary OS was too slow. Therefore, I installed the Kubuntu desktop theme because I thought it would be more light weight. Unfortunately, the keyboard layout ...
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Error mounting on radxa rock

After install wifi driver for access point, and rebooting i have some errors in bootstraping operation system. mount: mounting /run on /root/run failed: no such file or directory Any idea? i using ...
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How to fix Grub Error: Filesystem Unknown?

Techinical Portion: Brand of Computer: Acer Model: ASPIRE 7551-3464 OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, Kali Linux Alright, so this is what's been happening lately. I've taken the liberty of installing ...
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External video card prevents liveUSB bootup

Whenever I attempt to boot any Ubuntu liveUSB with a PCI video card installed, I see the initial ubuntu screen then it reverts to a text screen with the following errors: BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu ...
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GRUB not showing Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 after Ubuntu 14.10 installation

I have Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04.2 and Ubuntu 14.10 on my machine. After installing the last, the GRUB is not showing the first two Operation Systems. I have try to fix this using Boot Repair but the ...
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Operation System not found during USB boot

Machine : Dell XPS 15z OS : Ubuntu 14.10 I want to install wiindows 8 using USB Drive, I have Bootable USB available, and I have selected Boot Priority to USB. But I am not able to load OS for ...
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Grub install failed --now what?

Fyi: This is my first Linux installation. I have a hp 2000 windows 8 laptop and attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 via a USB stick. All was going very well, but then grub installation failed. I ...
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problem dual-booting Windows with EFI and 2 hard disks

I've searched everywhere for answers to the problems I'm having, and can't find a solution. I hope someone here can help. I have a Thinkpad T420 with two hard disks. The first hard disk is internal ...
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Upgrade, unable to boot [on hold]

I've just done a regular upgrade on my system. I restarted my computer and Ubuntu won't load. All I've got is a small blue window that says HDD has been blocked by the current security ...
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My computer won't boot up

My computer won't boot up and I get the error messages shown below including the following message: Input/output error Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be ...
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How do i Install Windows now? [duplicate]

i recently bought a new PC and i had no Windows available (my stick broke, had to buy a new one). So i just used a 4 GB Stick to install Ubuntu. Now i though i just can install Windows like normally ...
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Black screen booting any Ubuntu x86/x64 on Acer Aspire 5749

I need to install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my Aspire 5749. However, my machine cannot boot from any Linux USB. This is NOT a USB problem, as the USBs work with different OSes and on different machines. ...
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Windows 7 screen not displayed after installing Ubuntu

I bought a new laptop with DOS and I wanted to make it dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both 64 bit). I took the following steps to install both systems: Installed Windows 7 OS Windows 7 ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Lubuntu 14.10?

I have an old laptop with 256 MB RAM, which does not boot from USB nor does it boot CD created from ISO. Only Ubuntu distribution that I managed to boot and install was an old 9.04 Ubuntu that I ...
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Ubuntu (12.04 LTS installation) does not boot after update

After proceeding with an update my Ubuntu (12.04 LTS installation) does not boot any more. There is no hope using grub2 (because it does not boot up at all). But I did succeed in booting my PC with ...
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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) [migrated]

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 ...