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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weird language/ charictors after while booting

when I try to boot from my USB I get these strange characters instead of the dell logo screen: Raikra 'isks kr kphar ia 'ia* prass ajy kay pk rasparp It seems to ask to press a key, and when I put ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Optiplex 9020

After disable safe boot options on BIOS, change UEFI to Legacy option I could boot Ubuntu from USB, it is not installed on computer. But it skips part of the left side of the screen and does not show ...
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Windows won't boot after deleting Ubuntu's partition

As I've been having too many problems with booting in Windows 7 while having Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I decided to delete all partitions and format completely my hard disk. I then tried to install ...
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Default HDD partitions on Dell Inspiron 3551 laptop

I got a brand new dell inspiron 15 3551 with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. 3,7GB RAM, Intel Celeron CPU N2840 2´16 GHz x2, Graf. Intel Bay Trail, HDD 500GB. It comes with the following disc partitions; ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate on Raid 1

I wanna install ubuntu mate desktop 14.04 LTS on Raid 1 - preferably with LVM and Encryption. tha farthest i got so far is. booting live system installing mdadm, creating a raid starting ...
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What should I do as apt-get wants to remove grub-efi-amd64-signed

I'm on 15.04 and latest upgrade shows grub-efi-amd64-signed as "to be removed" (along with upgrading grub-common, grub-efi-amd64, grub-efi-amd64-bin and grub2-common) I'm using EFI secure boot, so I ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing on MacBook Pro 6,2?

I installed Ubuntu Trusty Tahr(14.04) on my MacBook Pro 6,2. But, after installing all the updates, and restarting, I can't boot anymore. I installed The rEFInd Boot Manager, on my MacBook. At boot ...
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i am getting the message “serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /”

I have installed ubuntu from a 'power iso' application on my windows 7 laptop. I recently updated my ubuntu version from 13.10 to 14.04...after all the downloading was done i was finally asked to ...
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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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Ubuntu won't boot without install CD

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on to a laptop that I have. The laptop originally had Windows 7 installed on it but I'd like to completely get rid of that and replace it with Ubuntu. I made an ...
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GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta2-9 Wont boot?

So I got this computer used. It had Windows Ultimate installed. After some time it stopped working. One of my dad friends fixed it (using Linux) It got windows again and runned smooth. Untill it ...
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where do i add modules to initramfs? 15.04 [duplicate]

I need to add these modules because my usb keyboard is not working when I try to type my encrypted password. usbcore uhci_hcd ehci_hcd usbhid I guess I need to add these to ...
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need initfamfs modules. 15.04 [duplicate]

is anything else supposed to be here? I am using Ubuntu gnome and my keyboard is unresponsive for encryption password. Do I need any more modules, and if so where do I add them. # List of modules ...
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Problem in installation with ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1, dual boot

I installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1 and it doesn't boot in windows now. grub-repair shows the following error: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11794084/
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I am trying to make a bootable Windows USB from Linux/Ubuntu 14.04. Where did I go wrong? [on hold]

I bought a new Lenovo G70-70 with FreeDOS 123. I booted Ubuntu 14.04 from a usb stick, and everything is running smoothly. The problem is, I am a photographer, and the photo editing software I use ...
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Everything except GUI is black

Since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have many problems on it (that I don't have on Debian 8) Indeed, when I switch to TTY with CTRL + ALT + F(1-6), I get a black screen, same problem when ...
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How can I delete all the partitions and start afresh?

Owing to bad planning and lack of foresight, I messed up primary/logical partitions on my new 1TB HDD. I need a dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and one 100gb unallocated space just sits there in the ...
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Win 7 on HDD and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

new machine, 258G SSD, 500G HDD. Main purpose of the machine is for data analysis, and Ubuntu is my preferred OS. Nonetheless, there are times when I need to use Microsoft Excel, therefore I do need ...
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How to add windows 8 to Grub 2

Ok, my computer has windows 8 preinstalled, i wanted to have dual-boot so i tried to add ubuntu in the easyBCD, now i cant boot to windows and in grub2 only ubuntu appears. I ran the boot repair and ...
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Stuck booting in emergency mode after trying to read bad HDD. What happened?

I tried to read a corrupted Windows hard drive on Ubuntu 15.04. I got an error saying the drive was in hibernation and that I should open it as read-only. Being a n00b, I didn't know what to do, so ...
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Error Booting to Windows after removing Ubuntu

I wanted to remove Ubuntu to reorganize my hard disk, I deleted Ubuntu partition then I run this command in Windows repair "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" but when my Laptop boots it shows a screen says ...
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Can't burn image to SD card

I have a problem burning images to my SD card. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP Pavilion g6. When I plug my 8gb SD card into the laptop's internal SD card reader it shows up in the dock and I can ...
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Access Encrypted Home Folder

Something happened to my laptop recently and whenever I booted it up, it freezes and my cap locks button blinks. I did a little googling on this and it appears that it is caused due to a kernel panic. ...
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How do use Ubuntu to recover a hard drive

I'm trying to recover data from an old laptop ATA hard drive and heard that Ubuntu is good for doing this. I have bought a ATA to SATA converter to connect the old hard drive to a PC and made a ...
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Black screen with white underscore not starting and no option for reboot

After installation from bootable USB it worked well, but when restarted after some time,this black screen occured. Any fixes for this? And the purple screen also doesn't come. It only stops at the ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on an Macbook pro intel

How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 from an USB drive on a Macbook pro intel
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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu (Elementary Freya) [on hold]

I wanted to try out Linux so I installed Elementary OS Freya (which is apparently an Ubuntu fork) following these instructions, but I lost the ability to boot into Windows now as it doesn't show up in ...
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Windows 8.1 won't boot [on hold]

I installed Windows 8.1 AFTER Linux Mint 17.1. After the Windows 8.1 installation there was no boot menu entry for Linux Mint so I used boot-repair to fix that. I got all my entries but only Linux ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable without pen drive

I have a HP Free Dos laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the bootable OS. Hence, I created a USB stick as Ubuntu installer. When I plugged in the USB stick, i got a few options like "Try ...
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ubuntu installation but not working

i installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 but now when i open my laptop it says "The system is running in low-graphics mode" and when i presss enter it prompts What would you like to do run in low ...
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Windows gone and ubuntu not working [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i installed correctly by creating partitions and the laptop finally says restart to use ubuntu but when i do , it agains diplays a gnu grub version showing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Second Hard Drive - Mounting But Not Recognized - NEWBIE

I'm very new to Ubuntu, read and tried a bunch of the self help articles, but no luck. I have a second hard drive named 'Second' with a folder named 'TVShows' in it that I would like mounted in my ...
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Clearing Discs With Ubuntu & Windows to Install Ubuntu Only

If you look at a recent post I had some trouble with partitions. I messed up a couple of things and now I am extremely annoyed at my poor installation of Ubuntu. When I go to boot options I have two ...
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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...
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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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getting issue when booting system in Ubuntu 14 in laptop

I am getting these kind of errors when booting system: READ FPDMA QUEUED (DRDY ERR) READ DMA EXT What I need to do for this? Is this HDD issue? I should replace it with new HDD?
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grub(violet screen) did'nt apppear

previously i had windows 7 and windows xp.I formatted the drive containing windows xp .i installed ubuntu 15.04 through USB and allocated the previously formatted drive to it.ubuntu installed ...
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Gtx 970 can't boot Ubuntu 15.04. Failed to start /etc/rc.local.compatibility

I recently installed a 970 before I was using integrated graphics. My system is dual booted win 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. I installed the most recent driver, and plugged in the gpu. It starts to boot in a ...
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Machine does not start

Initially computer was showing the error as mentioned in How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? question. Fixing it resulted in the above error. Please take look ...
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ubuntu 14.04 wont boot with start button only after pushing reset button

Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot when pushing start(power)button,the display goes in "sleeping" mode and nothing happens but after pushing reset button it boots normally and everything works ok. I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server failing PXE install - Generic error

I'm hoping someone can point me to a logfile with more information than the generic error I'm getting. I have a CentOS-based PXE server that hosts many different operating systems available for ...
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update-initramfs runs scripts in init-premount?

So, I have a weird laptop that won't correctly boot from my USB3.0 stick. Grub and initramfs load up, but then miraculously the stick is not mounted. If I just wait, the machine drops to the busybox ...
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Diagnosing Slow Boot - 15.04

I've recently thrown Ubuntu onto my main rig as a dual boot. I've been having an issue with a rather slow (relatively speaking) boot time. It takes around forty seconds. I seem to have found the ...
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strange problem booting android 4.4

Running ubuntu 14.04 and used unetbootin to install the android iso. Ubuntu is on hdo,5 and windows 7 is on hd0,3. Android runs fine when booting from the usb but freezes on the boot menu after ...
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Create bootable usb from windows iso using ubuntu live cd [duplicate]

How can I create a Bootable windows 8 usb from iso using ubuntu live cd?
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LiveCD and IBM Thinkpad

I have an IBM Thinkpad (Type 2647) on my bench that is giving me some major issues. The hard drive has been wiped (deleted the old, virus-ridden Windows XP partition from it). Now comes the ...
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Backup live server, migrate to new hard drive (simulating recovery from hard drive failure)

Goal: to take image of live system, transfer to new drive (from MBR, to GPT), separate /boot from / partition, and not have to go through tedious system re-install and re-configure from fresh. ...
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New install displays errors and boots into cmd line

I've got an old laptop which has vista on it (which is crap) so I've decided to move to ubuntu. I don't have a CDROM or anything like that to mount the installation files on so I did it through ...
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The “default” kernel isn't referenced in the “grub.cfg”?

I've set the GRUB_DEFAULT value in the /etc/default/grub file to a string Ubuntu, with Linux 3.10.0-customized and run the update-grub after that. Then I looked at the /boot/grub/grub.cfg script to ...
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How to make bootable ubuntu from installed pc?

I already posted to this question in stack exchange but this is suitable to Ubuntu . That's why I asking here again. I don't know this is a right question . But I want to know whether can I make a ...