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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inconsistency in showing disk label

I've got my new laptop (thinkpad 440p) with windows 7.1 pre-installed and wanted to have single-boot ubuntu 14.04 on it. I wanted to change the disk partition table to "msdos" (legacy), so I change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't work with Macbook Pro 11,3?

Booting process hangs on ... node 0, CPUs #1 Is any solutions how to fix this?
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Stuck at “Retrieving File 57 of 57”

I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 image and used it to create a bootable USB drive. The system currently contains Windows 8 installation on the first hard disk (a 256MB SSD) and during the Ubuntu ...
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Unable to locate package boot-repair in 14.04

I've tried to install boot repair and failed sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update The error is: $ sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair Reading ...
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BootableUSB Stick created for installation, doesn't working on Ubuntu13.04

I also Download a ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso file and also created a live USB stick by Startup disk creator. It's status said, Live USB disk creation complete. Then I did restart but nothing ...
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Correct steps to mount an internal backup harddrive

Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, I'm really hoping to get this right first time rather than lose backup information. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 Final Beta a few days back - during the install, there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get Windows 8 to show up

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7271888/ So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on what used to be Ubuntu 12.04. I am dual booting with Windows 8.1. I haven't been able to access Ubuntu 12.04 since Windows 8.1 did some ...
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Went from blinking cursor boot to grub command line, first time 14.04 fresh install, can you help?

Just trying to install 14.04 LTS on my core i5 pc on SDB corsair force SSD. Fresh blank install booted into blinking cursor. Then ran terminal command in livecd to install grub on SDB. Here is my ...
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Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. - Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with wubi inside Windows 7 and then after installation is completed and system is about to start it shows -Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. If ...
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ubuntu installed w/windows installer. does not dual boot. just goes to ubuntu

Installed Ubuntu with the Windows installer. On boot-up, there is no option for dual booting. Ubuntu was installed correctly on a partition. Windows 7 still exists. How can I easily get boot up to ...
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Few Problems after installing Ubuntu 12.04

i tried ubuntu last year, all was working fine, there was no lag, and now again i was trying and downloaded official latest lte ubuntu 12.04 there are few problems im facing are, 1. Lagy animations: ...
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Stuck on Black screen with blinking Mouse after ugrading to 14.04 from 13.10 [duplicate]

An Ubuntu noob here! I just tried upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04. Downloaded all the files, and meanwhile went to cook something for myself, and found the system switched off when I returned. Tried ...
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I cannot boot up Ubuntu after just installing it

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu, which is really simple. There were no errors or anything. When I restarted, I got the option for which operating system I want to boot, however when I select Ubuntu, it ...
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13.10 won't boot on single boot new ssd disk

I am consistently getting the "ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed." message when trying to boot a fresh install of 13.10 64-bit on a brand new 128 GB SSD disk. I have run the ...
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Linux for old PC [duplicate]

I have next PC parameters: 1,6 Ghz processor (AMD Sempron 2000+) 1 GB RAM 80 GB HDD video card RADEON 9250 What linux distribution is good for it? I can use Ubuntu?
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I installed Ubuntu 13.10 “inside” Windows 7 but Windows automatically boots

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general), so bear with me. I burned Ubuntu 13.10 to a DVD and "tried" Ubuntu. Then in the Ubuntu desktop, I selected the install icon for Ubuntu. I got a prompt that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: mouse and wireless not working on startup

yesterday everything worked fine but today both the mouse/touchpad and the wireless card are not working after boot. The mouse starts to work after a sudo modprobe psmouse but i don't know what to do ...
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MacBook will not boot after Ubuntu Install

I have an old MacBook laying around not doing much, so I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 on it, and dual boot with OSX. From within OSX, I repartitioned the drive, reserving half of the 250gb HDD for ...
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Booting issues and GPU detection issues with 13.04 and 13.10

I tried to update 13.04 to 13.10 on my second hard drive earlier today and it ended up not working at all. I've tried boot-repair and everything to get Ubuntu 13.10 to boot up, but only managed to get ...
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Start wicd before waiting for network configuration

I have a small, usually headless media server at home, and I'm attempting to change its primary network interface from wired ethernet to WiFi. To that end, I installed wicd, which seems to be great ...
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Problem at Installing, Black Screen [duplicate]

Im new to ubuntu, and never have install it in any computer. Could someone help me with this problem. I downloaded Lubuntu 13.10 today and burn the iso to a cd. Now, I want to install it to an old ...
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WIndows XP desktop, CD drive and no USB boot option

I have a Dell 2400 Inspiron system with a CD drive. Lately its become sluggish in operation and I decided to load Kubuntu on it. But I have run into a roadblock. My machine doesn't have the USB flash ...
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Black screen after choosing to Install Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I am very new to Ubuntu. I have only tried it on some of my friend's computers. I decided that I wanted to give it a try to download it. I installed it onto a flash drive and changed the boot order ...
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Nvidia Graphic not allowing boot

Hello and welcome to the toughest question on the internet! Brought to you today by this machine: Toshiba Qosmio x505-q830 core i7 720qm, 4gb DDR3, 320GB HDD, nVidia GTS 250M. I have tried installing ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simulateous monitor problems

I got my Asus X502 laptop dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 and everything is working smoothly. Suddenly after I hibernated Windows and started up the system the Windows side boots fine, but ...
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Can't create Boot disk [duplicate]

I am trying to create boot disk on usb pendrive. When I select desk top it doesn't transfer to creator page. Pen drive is blank. I want replace win 7 with ubuntu.
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Will ubuntu boot if the /boot partition is full?

If the boot partition is 100% full will my system still be able to boot? I ask because I had a system go down and was unable to boot and I'm trying to find the root cause. I'm suspecting its ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not booting in HP laptop

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop using a LiveUSB, which I created in the conventional way given on the Ubuntu official ...
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Start services only when really required

I use my desktop box as dev "server", so I have installed mysql+apache+whatever. This causes boot to last longer, also memory consumption is high since I have all this services running. Does a ...
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dual booting UEFI laptop with pre-installed windows 8 through GRUB 2 [on hold]

I am getting frustrating trying to figure out how to create a windows 7 USB UEFI boot stick on a dell inspirion laptop , so I can install windows 7 alongside windows 8. So I thought why windows ...
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How can I tell what partition is Ubuntu

I am having boot problems. I have launched the Ubuntu Live CD and I can view the contents of my disk partitions. I seems to have other linux installations. How can I tell which one it Ubuntu? (I think ...
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how do i log into my computer using ubuntu [duplicate]

I set up external flash drive to run ubuntu. How do I get it to work and not load windows XP?
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Ubuntu 13.10 no longer boots, stuck at grub boot prompt (sdb hdd that ubuntu's installed on is no longer detected)

Ubuntu 13.10 has been running fine since I installed it on my external harddrive a few weeks ago. However, yesterday while Ubuntu was running, I accidentally knocked the external harddrive off the ...
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Overwritten system files

I need help to work out what damage I have done to my Ubuntu server. I ran a poorly coded script which has overwritten 26 files on my Ubuntu server. The script used sudo to run with root permissions ...
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on boot black screen with blinking cursor

while installing Ubuntu from CD, during installation the installer hung and i restarted the computer. now when the computer restarts it goes straight to a black screen with cursor blinking. i tried ...
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Crazy reboot loop? [on hold]

finally got Ubuntu run reasonably well. Downloaded 94 updates & approved driver update for nVidia card. Still having "boot" problems. If I use shutdown goes into a "reboot" loop. If I hit restart ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no screen - desktop problem

So I've literally poured over tons of articles on fixing screen/desktop manager/window manager problems and unfortunately it has only left me more confused! I have a triple boot macbookpro that I ...
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Where I can I find an image 11.04? [duplicate]

I am running a older Toughbook CF 29 and had I think 11.04. I tried to upgrade to 12.04 but it didn't take. So I am looking for a stable image. Could some one point me in the right direction? I would ...
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How do you restore bootable flag to windows partition?

On my Dell Inspiron 660 i have windows 8.1. Now, Feeling as if that is not open-source enough, i often boot into ubuntu 12.04 Via live usb. Doing so has, somehow, turned off bootable flag for windows ...
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April 2014 update taken, bootup hangs at Stopping System V runlevel compatibility

I've seen other threads related to my current situation, but the solutions posted didn't help... After accepting updates this morning, my system halts at "Stopping System V runlevel compatibility" ...
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Lost CDROM in Boot options in BIOS [on hold]

I wiped my HD and did a clean ubuntu install with the latest version. I lost the option in my BIOS to boot from the CD. The BIOS sees the drive in system info but the only option I have in Boot ...
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making a boot able stick [duplicate]

I am trying to down load to a memory stick ubuntu 12.04 32 bit version but only seem to be able to get the 13.10 version. I think I am following the make a bootable stick instructions correctly but ...
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Ubuntu didn't come on

After finishing the installation process and restarting the computer Ubuntu didn't start...and no choosing option of which system I wish to use..only XP came on immediately. What to do now?
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Can't boot into unity/ubuntu after installing KDE

Here's the situation: I have a separate /home partition to make installs and upgrades easy. I just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was great. I installed the LXDE desktop (not Lubuntu) ...
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windows fresh installation alongside zorin os [on hold]

Right now, I have only zorin OS running in my Compaq laptop. I removed windows 7 completely about a month ago,but now I wish to have windows alongside zorin . I'm unable to accomplish this with what ...
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Ubuntu boot problem new install 13.10X64

A few days ago I purchased a new laptop TOSHIBA Z30 A134. I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10.amd 64, but after showing me that the installation is completed and you must restart the computer shows me ...
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Choosing which hard drive to boot from [on hold]

I intend for this to be informative and ask for other insight because I wish I had this available to me when I was struggling through this. I want to share what I did and hope to find a better ...
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Ubuntu is not booting up

I have installed a apps from ubuntu software center namely "mount manager" to mount few of my ntfs drive automatically when I login. After installation and configuration I have restarted ubuntu to ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade screws up USB stick with persistent file

I have read the Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick and realized I have my own question. The problem is: when you do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from ...