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 doesn't boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-36-generic

I'm not able to boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic. I though that was something kernel related and it might be, but two kernels in a row I think is to much. I ...
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NVidia driver, normal boot results in blank screen, recovery boot works fine

Ok, so, like many others I'm having a lot of trouble with NVidia drivers, in this case, the new 340.32 ones downloaded from here (http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html), but I've had these problems ...
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How do I make manjaro bootable in ubuntu 12.04?

I have ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to install manjaro linux. Whenever I use the ImageWriter, my pendrive does not mount. When I check it in gparted, I see that there is no partition table. I create ...
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Installing Ubuntu from flash drive but error says it can't find the CD-ROM

First, I've never tried installing any flavor of Linux before, so bear with me. I created a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer. I ran the Ubuntu installer, but it quickly errors out ...
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SMB/CIFS fail on boot after power outage. Ubuntu 14.04

The other night my breaker tripped and took out the power in my office. Upon reboot I found that my boot got hung up and it was saying "files/public/" would not mount so I was able to skip or enter ...
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Kali Linux Will Not Boot [on hold]

I have an Asus X750JA laptop that dual boots Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. My BIOS is "Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012" and have GRUB 2 installed for Ubuntu. I have tried with secure boot OFF ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no longer boots, EDAC sbridge error

I booted my work computer this morning, and I would get messages saying that /tmp and /home could not be mounted, and either to press S to stop mounting or press M for manual recovery. I tried to wait ...
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I re-installed ubuntu 14.04 and it won't boot

I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04, and I can't get it to boot or do anything. I'm not even getting an error message, just the black screen with the flashing underscore. I don't have a Windows dual-boot set ...
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laptop restarting itself during ubuntu install (HELP?!)

I hope somebody can help me with my problem. Im trying to fix a laptop (Acer Travelmate 2350) for a friend after he got the blue screen of death running XP. Ive tried to install various different ...
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Gave up waiting for root device-edited grub and even tried reinstall

After I upgraded the Ubuntu kernel from 3.8.0-29 generic to 3.16.2 i tried to reboot and got dropped to the busy box shell with an initramfs prompt exactly like this Gave up waiting for root device. ...
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Long, slow boot time for Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, boot takes a long time. Attached is bootchart and dmesg log http://postimg.org/image/6nepau6fh/ dmesg text went over the character limit so I'm pasting a few time leaps: ...
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Ubuntu Trusty hangs at boot

Friday I installed upgrades, then shutdown my computer for the week-end. This morning (monday) my Ubuntu hangs at boot. The "loading dots" screen become a black screen, then nothing happens. If I ...
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Don't show unallocated space during installing type?

I have been created 50 GB unallocated space using windows 8. During dual boot ubuntu can not show unallocated space in the time installing type where i will create / , swap , home directory.
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Mac DVD boot will not read disk

Using Mid-2012 Mac with OS 10.10 I tried everything I could find for using a USB to boot Ubuntu so I gave in a tried the recommended DVD option. I followed the instructions about going to disk utility ...
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Working installtion of Ubuntu 14.04 now shows blank screen with a blinking cursor

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot with window 8. I was using Ubuntu 14.04 for more than 3 months without any issues. Recently, I had installed openldap on Ubuntu. Created a group named ...
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How to boot from a usb-drive with ubuntu installed on it?

I'm using a macbook and am trying to use one usb-drive to install ubuntu onto another usb-drive and boot from that other usb-drive. I created an installationdisk for ubuntu 14.04, and then installed ...
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ERROR DUE TO wubi-14.04-rev286.log [on hold]

an error occurred: permission denied for more information please see the log file c:\users\raja\appdata\local\temp\wubi-14.04-rev286.log please tell me what to do
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Booting From Usb From Ubuntu

I currently have the latest version of Ubuntu installed. I was wondering how do I boot from a USB with Ubunutu downloaded. When I had windows I had to change the BIOS but I have no idea how to do this ...
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Ubuntu boot works with CD/DVD but not with USB

I decided to move from Windows to Ubuntu (I'm done playing World of Warcraft). The ISO I downloaded from Ubuntu webpage is working when I burn it to DVD and boot it whit my DVD ROM, but it doesn't ...
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ubuntu 14.04 displays garbage text on boot

i just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop acer E1-571G and came across this problem. On startup the monitor displays garbage text and continuously jumps between console and loading screen i was ...
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Windows 8.1 boot option disappeared when selected logical installation 14.04

I made a bootable USB and tried to install 14.04 so that the new computer would be dual boot with Windows 8.1. After getting the WiFi working, in "Installation type" I first selected "Something else" ...
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No UEFI boot option after install

I got a new laptop (Medion Akoya 6240T) and wanted to install ubuntu 14.04.1 on it. I created a bootable usb drive with unetbootin on windows 8. Stuff I did before the install: - Disable secure ...
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How to Remove Ubuntu within root?

I have installed the boot for Ubuntu using Universal USB installer within Windows 7. After which I restarted the PC to check if the Ubuntu boot menu has loaded. The process with Universal USB ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu in Chrombook

I recently installed Ubuntu in Acer C720 chromebook using instruction from the below link http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/764181-how-to-install-linux-on-an-acer-c720-chromebook it was working ...
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Installation guide for windows 7

Currently I am using windows 7 and I have two partitions in it.I want to install Ubuntu in one of it without effecting other partition. Please guide me.....
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Installing from USB

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 lts onto this Windows 7 Aspire 5532 with 3 GB of ram, an AMD athlon processor tf-20 with 1.60 GHz, and a 64 bit operating system. I put the 64 bit ubuntu onto my ...
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Loading Ubuntu on new SSD

I'm about at the end of my rope. After several attempts to get a good download of 14.04.1 LTE, I'm now getting incredibly frustrated on the install. I can boot from DVD/USB just fine, but when I ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with xp?

This is probably a dupe, I know don't hurt me :p...but how do I dual boot ubuntu and xp but install windows xp after ubuntu? I can't exactly install xp first as I have a ton in my ubuntu install and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see harddrives

I am trying to dual boot with windows 7. When I go to install ubuntu after partitioning it doesn't see the hard drive. I have checked fdisk and gparted and it also doesn't show up there. Any ...
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What to do when a system gets an error like “unable to mount /dos”? [on hold]

System Giving an error of unable to mount /dos.
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bootable encrypted USB thumb drive

I know how to create a bootable Ubuntu install on a USB thumb drive. Now I'm trying to make it safer by encrypting it. I imagine that I'll need a bootable non encrypted partition, and and an ...
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Ubuntu live USB shows blinking cursor on boot [duplicate]

I decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu finally, but I experience a booting problem. I'm crating a live USB, restart PC and try to boot from USB. When I select to boot from USB, after that I am ...
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windows 7 wont boot after installing ubuntu 14

I cant boot up wiindows 7 after installing ubuntu 14 logs: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8387936/
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error messages while launching ubuntu 14.04 LTS [on hold]

Launching Ubuntu, for a few seconds are shown some error messages, maybe about some disk errors. I have shot a photo from the screen and put it under What happens, how urgent is it to do something ...
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Ubuntu too slow in new laptop

I just bought an acer aspire E5-521-62DW - NX.MPQEB.001 It has 12Gb ram, 1 TB hdd, AMD A6-6310 processor (4 kernels, 4 threads), AMD Radeon R4 graphics. It takes more than 1 and a half minute to ...
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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How can I get rid of “scanning for btrfs filesystems” at start-up?

When I start up my computer, it says: "scanning for btrfs filesystems". I do need the btrfs-tools, but my btrfs filesystems are on a removable disk which is disconnected at start-up. Scanning for ...
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Hardware Preventing Install?

So this is basically related to my previous question, of which is still present. I thought I'd dig around and try to find an answer, and have had no luck. History of Issue I have been trying - to ...
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My Computer can't boot from any usb

I was updating my ubuntu 13.10 and after that the computer directly starts windows and ubuntu disappeared The computer now has no grub Tried to put boot repair disk on usb and starting booting ...
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ubuntu 14.4.1 in virtualbox with host win 8.1 black screen

I have VirtualBox 4.3.16 (the latest as of Sept 17, 2014). I am running Win 8.1 as the host machine. I am attempting to use Ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i382.ios. When I start the vm I get a blank screen ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on boot after starting CUPS

As I was trying to install an alternative keyboard layout I ended up deleting my /usr/share/X11/xkb/* folders. I tried to reinstall them with apt-get remove xkb-data && apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Black Screen

I've just installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my laptop.I made the first boot and everything is working.But after another boot the screen went black, I can't do anything and I have to manually shut ...
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Weird boot problem

I'm putting this post as a link to my hardinfo_report.html file. I added my post in there. Please help! https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojyxo2jiqhkg2y8/hardinfo_report.html?dl=0 As requested Here is my ...
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is it possible to modify the partition size occupied by the system while the system is running?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 and I want to migrate to 14.4. My partition was badly designed because the space is not sufficient to upgrade to 14.4. I've tried to remove temp file and previous system but it is ...
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Partition seen as full but is in fact empty

I've been dual-booting win7-ubuntu. Now I've deleted windows and I want my ubuntu partition to allocate more space. Since the ubuntu partition was on the left side I deleted the windows partition and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start

my windows computer refuses to start since last night. I do have some really important files on it which I need access to. A friend told me that I could try starting the computer with Ubuntu to get ...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). "Of course", my existing Ubuntu 14.04 (on /dev/sdb3) was therefore rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot ...
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computer does not start

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and everything works fine from the day I installed it. Now when I am trying to start my computer, the screen is continuously stuck with so many messages like this: ...
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To install Ubuntu: How to change boot priority if keyboard is not detected

It seems my GRUB is defect. When I boot I only get to System-Selection Menu (German: "Auswahl Menü") - no reaction to keyboard or timeout. In order to reinstall Ubuntu I tried to boot from CD, but I ...