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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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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Samsung ssd Ubuntu 14.04 install won't boot on Lenovo B575, but works perfectly on a new ASUS Z87-A motherboard

I am trying to get a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Samsung ssd drive to work on an older Lenovo B575 laptop (2011). For some reason when I go to boot from the ssd drive the system does not even ...
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Windows 7 boot failure after Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer netbook a week or two ago which ran Windows 7 before the Ubuntu installation. I know that my question isn't the first of it's kind but I'm not the most seasoned ...
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hard disc lubuntu recovery file permissions?

i have an acer 1 netbook that has hard disc failure. I want to recover the files. I had been using ubuntu 12.04 lts. i am now booted with lubuntu 1404 recovery usb stic. the file manager allows ...
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Trying to make a live USB

So I have been trying to make and get working a Live USB for Ubuntu (14.10) on a Windows 8 machine with UEFI. I have downloaded the iso, run pendrivelinux's Universal USB installer, and then when I go ...
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Adding Win7 to Ubuntu through Ubuntu dual booting

I really need some step by step help here. I know I need to change the partitions of ubuntu to add my win7 boot up here. However, I have not been able to get this to work right. Problematic in that ...
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Fresh install of 14.04 - Gave up waiting for root device

I hope you can help me. I've read many, many questions and solutions to my problem on here, however so far I have been unsuccessful in resolving the issue. The system is a Asrock e350m1, 4GB RAM, ...
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Grub does not start anymore after removing a btrfs partition

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10. Consider the following setup: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sdb1: UUID="0dde146f-ebdc-472d-83a2-48104e23cb8f" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="00061e41-01" /dev/sdb5: ...
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Crypted Ubuntu 14.04, how to increase boot partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside a virtual image, running on an Windows 8 Host. System is completely crypted, I guess that's why I got this error. When I start the image I get just the screen you ...
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Why does my 14.04.1 hang up at the 'tiled' ubuntu screen (after login)?

I run 14.04.1 (upgrade from 13.10) on a MBP (2011) running VM Fusion 7.1.0. I used the vm on Monday. Just before shutting down, there was a software update. When I tried to use the vm later that ...
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Ubuntu not booting (Busybox) **DATA RECOVERY**

I have been using ubuntu for a while now. On one of my laptops (which has a broken battery and needs to be plugged in to work). I had overloaded it, therefore I took the charger out (stupid me) and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit won't boot after installation on Acer Travelmate

OS was installed using a USB, as the laptop has no CD/DVD drive. I've installed from the "Try Ubuntu without installing" option and from the "Install Ubuntu" option, each while connected to the ...
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Cant install ubuntu and cant find windows 7 partition

I tried to install Ubuntu, but when I chose the partition on which I wanted to install it, my computer suddenly froze and refused to continue the installation process. So I was obliged to restart it. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 64 bit won't boot after installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 64-bit via USB on my HP Pavilion g6 as a solo OS. It installs properly and runs great after installation. But after shutting it down and starting it again, the grub menu ...
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Reinstall /boot/<kernel> files through apt-get?

I was doing some maintenance and a script got away from me. I managed to delete the latest kernel files from /boot (actually, all the kernel files, including the old ones). I need to re-install the ...
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i have a black screen when booting ubuntu 14.04 just after update on my samsung chromebook

hey guys i got a problem i have spent day and night for the past week trying to install Ubuntu on a Samsung Chromebook which i plan to do an internal hardware makeover on but unfortunately right now ...
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Windows 7 boot fail

My PC won't boot up. Windows 7 failed. I have no optical drive. I am using my netbook right now. Can I fix this with Ubuntu somehow? I wanted to drop Windows and run Linux Anyway. Error Codes: ...
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iseWhy won't Grub2 recognize Ubuntu 14.04 installs on sda5 and sda6 partitions?

I wonder is there is a problem getting Grub2 to recognize installs on partitions in the logical partition? Would explain why the installs in sda5 and sda6 of Ubuntu 14.04 are not getting picked up.
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After updates in 14.04 boots to black screen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a VirtualBox and I've done updates to the Ubuntu install today. After a reboot I get a black screen after login. I have another VBox of 14.04 without any updates and it works ...
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Need to free space in /boot to update. don't see duplicate kernels… HELP!

Here is the ls /boot/: @HAL-9000:~$ ls /boot/ abi-3.11.0-13-generic initrd.img-3.8.0-33-generic abi-3.11.0-14-generic lost+found abi-3.11.0-15-generic memtest86+.bin ...
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Why do I get a black/purple screen when booting on a brand new PC build?

So I am quite new to Linux/Ubuntu, and while searching for parts and building my new PC myself, i decided i wanted to cut some costs by installing Linux instead of Windows. I have the PC all put ...
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how to encrypt a dual booted Ubuntu and win7 system

I am very new to Linux and I wanted to encrypt my newly installed Ubuntu system. Only issue is that I have a dual booted system with Win7, and when I tried to install the Ubuntu alongside with win7 it ...
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Stop Ubuntu from loading GUI

I have read all the other info about this subject but can't get this to work. I have a Tegra Jetson TK1 board with Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I tried to update and upgrade Ubuntu, but now I can no longer ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and encrypted Windows 7

I have a work laptop with Windows 7 installed using Check Point Full Disk Encryption. The HDD was dying, so I installed a larger SSD and copied the contents of the old HDD over to it using dd. So far ...
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ubuntu 14.04 will not boot after installing alongside windows 7

Initially, after the installation, i was only able to boot into windows 7 as normal. I installed Easybcd and put in the relevant info etc but it still will not boot into ubuntu... i have tried all ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 blank screen on fresh install, new to this [duplicate]

Completely new to installing this, and confused as to why it is like this after I login. http://i58.tinypic.com/smfrqw.jpg
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Computer returns to BIOS during Ubuntu installation

I built a computer a couple days ago, and it's working fine. So far I have (repeatedly) tried to install ubuntu. Then, either one of three things happen. First, it may return to the BIOS page where it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - unable to write bytes broken pipe - Precaution

I am working with AOSP for Beagle-bone . During the development suddenly my PC shows an issue in booting & the message was "unable to write bytes broken pipe" . I have tried lot of solutions ...
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Significant increase in booting time after update in Ubuntu 14.04

Did anyone else notice a sudden increase in booting time after a recent update (maybe, 2 or 3 weeks ago) in Ubuntu 14.04. After showing the Ubuntu logo, there is a black screen that takes a lot of ...
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iMac will not boot OS X after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X on my iMac, following HowToGeek's tutorial. Whenever I boot, I get GRUB with the following options: Ubuntu Advanced Options for Ubuntu Mac OS X 32-bit Mac OS ...
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Cannot boot, laptop screen doesn't work, may have broken grub

My laptop's built in screen has been out of commission for awhile, which usually isn't a problem since I use an external monitor, but the GRUB/BIOS menus don't appear on the external monitor. I was ...
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How does Ubuntu boot the display manager and windows manager?

Every time I update to a new version of Ubuntu (presently I am using 14.04 LTS), I have trouble with the GUI. The trouble usually takes the form of a black, blank screen and no text login. Looking at ...
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GRUB see LVM disk with Kubuntu only after enter to BIOS

I have a boot problem. I've installed Kubuntu 13.10 from a standard image file (using the standard installer) without manual partitioning. During the set-up process I chose the option "Setup on ...
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I want to kill off my splash screen [duplicate]

Previous title: Lubuntu splash screen problem bc of Nvidia driver. I'm new to linux and getting under the hood of computers in general. I'm doing my research but it'll take awhile for me to gain a ...
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Boot partition full, failed upgrade prevents cleaning

This seems to be a common problem area from all the other questions and answers but none of them seem to address my specific problem. After several upgrades my server boot partition filled up. ...
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Ubuntu USB installation does not boot on a Dell Inspirion N5010

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive (WD Elements, 1TB) from my desktop PC. The boot loader is installed on the USB HD, too, and it boots with no problems from that PC. I've tested it on a ...
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boot is full, updating fails [duplicate]

Hand translated: I am asked to update, but there appears to be little room. And even though I only recently have Ubuntu operating system, so there are almost no pictures, music, etc. I should mention ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 howto start spacenavd after X?

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use FreeCAD with a 3D mouse. So I installed spacenavd and the mouse does not work. I have to become superuser and kill spacenavd and restart it. ...
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Increase boot-up time with e4rat

I found an article on howtogeek - how to reduce boot time using e4rat. But seems that article is very old and made for Ubuntu 11.04 Since then lot of new Ubuntu versions came and now we have Ubuntu ...
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Dual Boot WIn8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 messed up with easyBCD

So i successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my preinstalled win 8.1. But then i tried messing with easyBCD 2.2. So after choosing easyBCD option to restore everything to default settings i ...
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No option to boot windows after installing ubuntu

I already have windows installed and I just installed Ubuntu and I was expecting that it will ask me which OS to boot after startup but it didn't. I refer the link but didn't work Windows 7 not ...
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Mustang dev board Ubuntu installation

We got a Mustang development board (applied micro) and Im trying to install Ubuntu on it based on this page instruction: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/Server/Install/Mustang I've did everything ...
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rEFInd bootloader not loading by default

I'm in the process of hacking my Surface Pro 3 with Ubuntu. The Surface is a UEFI x64 system that uses Secure Boot. At this point I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows, booting through GRUB2 with ...
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I think I accidentally removed the current linux kernel when trying to free up space in /boot

Sorry for being a bit long-winded, but I am not sure what has happened so I'll try to state what has happened as completely as possible. I am currently logged in to the system and it's running. It is ...
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System is running in low graphics coupled with BSOD (Dual Boot)

I had a nicely working dual boot until I shut down my laptop yesterday. Today, when I booted it up, I got this error on my Ubuntu: I tried changing my display manager to gdm. It got worse, I ...
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How to Get Windows Back After Accidentally Selecting it as Swap [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.4 LTS on my laptop with Windows installed to use as dual-boot but during the installation, it asked me to select a partition to use as swap. Thinking that it won't be formatted, ...
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Can't install any app [duplicate]

I am facing problem installing / updating any app on my system. I did some Google and came to know /boot is 99% full. I tried increasing it but everything failed because everything gets stuck at gzip: ...
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How to get Infinite crisis to play in POL, wine

I havent been able to find a clear answer on if Infinite Crisis can play on Ubuntu with play on linux and wine installed. If so could someone give me steps in how to get working?
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Return Chromium OS install to Ubuntu?

I'm new to this site (though I've lurked and used a lot of answers on here before) and I have a question that no amount of Googling around seems to be able to answer. So, I recently installed ...
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Sudden bad resolution at startup

My ubuntu installation has been working fine for 6 months now, but suddenly at startup the resolution is stretched horizontally. I am not new at all with Linux but still have not learnt its arcanes… ...