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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boots into initramfs ubuntu 14.04.2

First of all here are some explanations: I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus UX301L around September 2014. At the time I removed Windows and installed the boot, swap, root(/) and a backup partitions ...
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Removing one of the 2 installed kernels prevents startup [on hold]

On Linux Mint 17.1 KDE I had 2 installed kernels(I saw in the View Kernels in the Update Manager) one was 3.13.0-37 which was marked Loaded, Recommended and Installed(uname -r also showed ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14 (Dual hard disk, dual boot system)

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu; I am more familiar with using Macs. I had my Windows 7 pre-installed upon receiving a new desktop (Acer Veriton with Intel i7 Processor, 32GB, 1TB HDD ...
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How to reset at the the first start? or how to fix the error

I have an Jetson-TK1 with ubuntu 14.04. I installed 'Tegra124_Linux_R21.3.0_armhf.tbz2' , wrote 'sudo ./apply_binaries.sh' and 'sudo gedit jetson-tk1.conf' on terminal. When I change ...
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Help!!! need to recover files

I was removing Wine and afterward everything started going crazy. I can't boot into Ubuntu or Windows. I keep getting "Ubuntu boot fail", "Windows boot fail" and finally "Lenovo System Recovery fail", ...
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Ubuntu suddenly dead?

I was working on Ubuntu sa always, when suddenly the system shut down. When turning the system baci on I was presented with a screen whose picture I can't post here sa I don't have enough reputation. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on EFI System

I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 5548. 64bit System, 8GB Ram, 2GB ATI Graphics Card It came with Windows 8.1 Single Language Edition. I completely removed the Windows, also formatted the recovery ...
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boot problems after upgrading to OSX 10.10 yosemite

I dual boot OSX and ubuntu. After upgrading osx to 10.10 yosemite I can no longer boot linux. I had no problem installing refind so that ubuntu is visible, and choosable. The problem is that booting ...
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“The disk drive for /media/ext-hdd is not ready yet or not present” is shown every boot time

I used ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. windows was in sda2 drive. I removed windows and sda2 drive became empty which was not writeable. I was able to write in that drive following this. ...
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What to do when I suddenly get an “attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0” error,and ubuntu 14.04 was working just fine the last night?

This morning when i turned on my laptop, it showed this error Error:attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_ I immediately shut down my laptop and ...
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How do I fix boot problems after installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1?

I installed Ubuntu 14.4 (64bit) alongside the pre-installed windows 8.1 (64bit) on my laptop Dell Inspiron 7548 around 1 month ago (UEFI partition). For this purpose I used liveUSB according to ...
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why USB sticks are invisible in NoviCorp wintoflash(windows software)

I am trying to create a boot-able windows 7 USB stick through WinToFlash in wine-tricks.But whenever i started wintoflash,USB drives are not showing.I did so many thing via ...
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Ubuntu Live on Pendrive: How can I default booting to Ram Test?

I would like to create some Ubuntu Live pendrive for booting Ubuntu, but most often testing RAM: So, as long as the most usual behavior of this boot manager would be the RAM testing, I would like ...
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How can I repair the system management from the recovery menu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on an Acer AO756. I cannot run Ubuntu in normal mode under mains power alone. If I try to do so the computer shuts itself down after a few seconds. The only stable ...
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Ubuntu Boot/grub message

I'm sure you have seen this question before and sorry to waste your time but I have 2 computers that use Ubuntu 14.04 and the laptop shows an error message when switched on: error: file ...
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How do I use dmesg to diagnose slow boot speed?

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a new Lenovo Thinkpad S440. With 8 gig of RAM, an i7 and an SSD I expected Ubuntu to boot in a few seconds, instead it seems to be taking almost a minute. I've read a ...
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How ot install ubuntu on a USB stick and make 100% sure you won't mess your internal HDD install?

I learned the hard way that when you install ubuntu to a usb stick it messes up your boot partition and the install of your internal hdd can't run anymore. Well, what is 100% fool proof way to simply ...
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USB 1-5 string descriptor 0 read error: -22

I have installed ubuntu 15.04 on my Acer aspire V15 and everytime I boot my system up I get the error mentioned above for about 10-20 seconds then another black screen with some writing then it boots ...
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How to stop getting two boot option screens

I installed Windows Vista into a partition on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, and then used boot-repair to give me boot options. However, it has created a peculiar situation. The initial boot options screen ...
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ubuntu fails to boot after erasing windows

I have been having problems with my sister's Lenovo ThinkPad L440. She erased her windows partition alongside Ubuntu. It had a 100 MB boot partition and the actual OS. It was not surprising that it ...
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How to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I replaced my CD/DVD with a 2nd HDD using an HDD/SSD IDE to SATA adapter rack. I would like to know if i can have these configuration: Windows 8.1 licensed on first hardisk Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the ...
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alert does not exist. dropping to a shell (external disk)

It used to be simple start the system from an external disk/usbstick. "But why make it simple when you can do in complex" I am trying boot ubuntu from USB-stick (xubuntu that is). What I have done ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from External HDD

My laptop has Windows 8.1 64-bit and since I have few space on my SSD, I wanted to install ubuntu in an external HDD. From the UEFI settings I disabled the safety boot, fast boot and so on, and I set ...
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Ubuntu wont boot from live cd. “chkdsk”?

I am not tech savvy so I don't understand why it wont boot. It says something about using "chkdsk". I searched for chkdsk and the program appeared but then went away. The error message it said was: ...
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All icons pixelated on startup

Icons pixelated and line through top task bar. nothing functions, can't even open drop down to do shutdown. have hard shutdown and rebooted several times ? But loads thumb nails/files on desktop just ...
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Ubuntu USB booting when deleted from USB

I recently used an ISO installer and used a USB to install Ubuntu to a laptop. I decided to add a couple different things to the USB so I wanted to delete the recent bootable Ubuntu that was placed on ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have dualbooted with ubuntu and windows 7 but lately when i upgraded my ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 i am not able to boot. When i try to go in ubuntu it starts loading normally then all this ...
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Standard ubuntu 15.04 won't boot, but ubuntu (upstart) does

I understand that Ubuntu switched to systemd recently from upstart. Ubuntu started on the first boot, I installed cinnamon and made a change to grub.cfg in attempt to get my USB 3.0 Ports working, ...
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How to get ubuntu only on my mac

I have a macbook pro (15 inch, mid 2009) with OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. At first I wanted a dual boot... I have tried: -live disc boot with ubutnu 14.10 -Newly burned 14.10 & 15.04 as well -ubuntu ...
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How can I boot into Arch Linux using initramfs, in Ubuntu's grub?

I have two hard drives, with two corresponding Grubs. One is from Arch Linux, and the other is from Ubuntu. Using Arch's grub, I can boot into either distribution. However, using Ubuntu's grub, I can ...
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How do I move empty space on hard drive

I have a 500GB hard drive, internal, and it is split as follows: Partition Type Mount Point Size Used Flags 1. /dev/sda1 ntfs /media/BackupHD 433.55GiB 408.76 boot 2. ...
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Black Screen on boot Ubuntu 15.04 - Nothings working

None of the solutions this thread have worked: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm dual booted on a windows computer using an nvidia card. This isn't a fresh ...
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How can I rescue or restore parts of a user's X session or plasma config which was corrupted by a full disk?

What happened: I was downloading about 2GB of driver files when I ran out of disk space. My computer started running very slowly and eventually I had to hard reset. I'm running Kubuntu 15.04. / is ...
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ubuntu 14.04 won't install on k8v-mx

Trying to install 14.04 from live dvd. Fails before welcome screen. "snd... no codec error...". asus k8v-mx, amd 2600, 2gb ram. Same failure with version 12.04. Same problem when booting from USB ...
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Making multiple pendrives bootable, using command-line

How can I create multiple bootable pen-drives at the same time using Command-Line? For information, the normal flow of making a bootable pendrive using terminal is as follows: 1: Check the ...
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What is ideal partitioning scheme for triple booting Arch, Ubuntu, Windows 8.1?

Shown below is my current partition configuration (which is supposed to triple boot) with, 350MB partition for bootloader and MBR of Windows, I guess 100GB partition for Windows 8.1 45.02GB partition ...
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Useless partition?

I deleted a swap partition on /dev/sda6. The next time I booted my computer, grub gave me a message saying "no such partition", along with the recue prompt. I used my rescue CD and messed around with ...
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laptop hangs while booting ubuntu 14.04

I have DELL inspiron 15R laptop with dual boot windows8.1 and ubuntu14.04 LTS , When i boot into ubuntu, my screen goes completely black with a non-blinking cursor at the top left corner after ...
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Easiest way to get GRUB bootloader to appear first

so here's my problem. I'm running a dual boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS setup, I forgot to install the GRUB bootloader when I was partitioning for the Ubuntu 14.10 installation. This forces me to boot ...
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Plymouth,show both boot text and splash screen

Is it possible to make plymouth show both the boot text and the boot splash screen?If yes,how exactly?
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What does the form field »Enter Auth username« during the boot proccess mean?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 my system shows a strange behaviour booting: Shortly after the Ubuntu boot splash a form element shows up requiring me to enter an »Auth username«. The boot process ...
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Ubuntu wont boot from live cd. “chkdsk”?

I am not tech savvy so I don't understand why it wont boot. It says something about using "chkdsk". I searched for chkdsk and the program appeared but then went away. Im confused. Can anyone help?
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04.2 LTS AMD64 boot issue

Fresh install, no dual boot, 2TB brand new HDD, 4GB RAM, brand new Toshiba Satellite NB15T, LUKS encrypted drive, encrypted home folder as well, MD5 checksum's verified, default installation (and ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu after successful installation from wubi iso file in a dvd?

I am new to Ubuntu. I use windows 8.1. I downloaded Ubuntu 15.04 from the official website and burned the iso into a disc and then from my boot menu I chose to boot from dvd/cd. All went fine, under ...
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Kernel Panic at boot Xubuntu 14.04.2

I'm receiving a kernel panic when I try to boot Xubuntu 14.04.2 - this is my System: Windows 8 (sda2) Xubuntu 14.04.2 (sda7) Kali Linux (sda9) First, I installed Xubuntu next Windows. That was no ...
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Ubuntu install issues

i'm fairly new to linux in general so i've been trying outdifferent distros like ubuntu, lubuntu, Elementary OS, ETC... And now i've decided to use ubuntu sinceit's the easiest but i can't seem to ...
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Help with dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a partition on my hard drive, which is about 60GB in size. I was able to install it onto the partition. After the installation is finished, I ...
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Installed Windows before Ubuntu, both in BIOS mode, but GRUB install failed

Let me start by saying I've been trying to get it to work for 2 days, and that I've read a lot. The answer could be extremely obvious but I need someone to point it out. I was trying to dual boot ...
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14.04lts data rescue

My 14.04 installation has been stable until the latest round of updates. Now on boot I get to the log in password, when I enter it the screen goes blank then random splashes of colour, mouse pointer ...
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Home folder does not open and “Continue to wait” message

After I upgraded almost everything in my system (it took a long time and I executed only one command from the terminal, probably sudo upgrade or update), my Ubuntu 12.04 became a mess. It sounds ...