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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Sony Vaio takes hours to boot

I have a Sony Vaio SVF15213CBB with both windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 that I use often. Yesterday, I tried to start the computer but nothing happened, it made the noise of the hard drive running and lit ...
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Interal Hard Disk not found after installing BURG to update grub

Hello I have an Alienware X51 R3 desktop computer, it orginally came with Windows 10, but I wanted it to be able to duel boot with Ubuntu 16.04. So after successfully installing it and having the ...
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Black Screen when Booting Ubuntu from External Hard Drive

Due to problems with my SATA controller, I installed Ubuntu onto an external hard drive so I could work off that until I get a new computer. The external hard drive was a 500G NTFS system used for ...
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Can't Install, Can't work around black screen and blinking cursor

Darn kid, had a working version of 12, but he overwrote it with a manufacturer's Windows XP that won't register. Duh... So I'm trying to get Ubuntu re-installed. The motherboard has an integrated ...
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Boot problem ubuntu + fan max power

I have installed the last version of ubuntu using an usb drive (rufus). My device is an Asus Rog g501 laptop with a Nvidia Gtx 960M if it can helps. I got some trouble to install it, I finally ...
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How to disable the quick start in ubuntu (UEFI)

thank you very much from now and sorry for my English . The problem is the following: In a netbook, containing the UEFI system was activated by mistake , the fastboot option. The netbook has only ...
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Creating casper-rw partition causing Lubuntu Live USB not to boot

I have found recently that setting up a Live USB with Lubuntu 16.04.1 and a persistent partition using the process described in the top answer to this question causes the Live USB to be unable to boot....
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Ubuntu 16.04 installation using serial console - unreadable characters

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an appliance that does not have ports for a display (i.e. VGA, HDMI, DVI). I have made a bootable USB stick using the Ubuntu ISO using Unetbootin and edited three files ...
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Recover data from volume via live USB

this is my first post so bear with me if I get anything wrong, and sorry about the formatting which probably isn't pretty. I accidentally removed all my kernels and now Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot (other ...
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No selection in Bootloader

I'm new to ubuntu. Yesterday I installed ubuntu 16.04LTS (as dual boot with windows 8.1) and now I'm having a problem with bootloader. When I switched on my laptop there'll no selection option for OS. ...
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Trying to install ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64 through pendrive

i have already deleted my last ubuntu 14.04 drive for some purpose, but now, when i was trying to install ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64 through pen drive and i was getting some black screen written on it ...
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How to remove boot pause screens (black screen with cursor then purple then black with /dev/sda2: clean message) in new 16.04 install on new SSD

So this issue started the first time I fresh default installed 16.04 on my existing HDD... not duel boot, just Ubuntu (Erase disk, and install fresh). I was promted to turn off Secure Boot if I wanted ...
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Strange things happen after lvreduce of root?

I am using 16.04 LTS. I set up lvm as part of installation. Unfortunately, it made the root logical volume occupy all the disk space, which precluded making volumes for snapshots. So, I booted with ...
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Reinstalling grub2 from an ubuntu live usb

I've installed FreeBsd along with Arch and Windows in place of Ubuntu. So initially I had Ubuntu, Arch and Windows. I did something wrong and now it boots in grub menu. I've created a live ubuntu ...
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Why doesn't a systemd-nspawn server restart after reboot or crash?

I have an otherwise working systemd-nspawn managed container (minimal Ubuntu 16.04 from debootstrap) but I cannot make it restart when crashed/rebooted. The unit file is # cat /etc/systemd/nspawn/...
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Cannot get into BIOS or boot from disk on Samsung NP300 laptop

I have problem with my laptop Samsung NP300-E5C-A02PL. I had there Linux Ubuntu 16.04, but I decided to change system to Windows 10 (It was working before... let's say 1 year ago). At the boot time I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 boot error

While booting Ubuntu, an error message shows on my laptop: lvmetad is not active yet, using direct activation during sysinit /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root, clean xxxxx/xxxxx files , xxxx/xxxx blocks. ...
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Can't boot my PC after trying an failed Upgrade

I am facing problem to boot into my PC with Ubuntu 14.04, I have windows 10 installed on another partition(its ok). I have tried to upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. But, It failed to upgrade. Then I ...
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Terminal window shows filled up with “[[^H” when booting and shutting down computer

Can anyone please explain what is causing this to appear whenever I shut down or boot my laptop? I am new to Ubuntu.
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error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error while install ubuntu 16.04

My internal Hard disk got crashed so I was installing ubuntu. But i am getting error: error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error i have no idea what to do now.Please help me out. disk ...
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Not able to install ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1

I have tried to install the ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1 but it is not showing option of install alongside windows boot manager. further on selecting something else and there it is only showing ...
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how to boot iso. file via torrents

I downloaded xubuntu 16.04-desktop iso.torrent in order to install on my eee pc 900a. how do I go about creating a bootable usb with the torrent file? And furthermore how to install it on the netbook ...
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USB boot option not there, only boot with EFI and HDD

I have 1TB HDD, installed ubuntu on it with no partitions. I realized I am very comfortable with it and need to install Windows. For that I made a bootable USB using unetbootin (it worked fine as USB ...
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black screen after installing Ubuntu

Hopefully this has an easy solution. I recently installed Ubuntu using the Ubiquity installer for the latest release. Due to my hardware, in order to install it from my USB, i had to use the nomodeset ...
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4 operating systems boot problem Ubuntu , windows , fedora and Kali [on hold]

It's kinda confusing , but I have these systems with grub loader I think fedora was holding the boot , after windows boot crashed I tried fixmbr and it completely erased other oSes from boot menu , I ...
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Auto Shutdown For Media server

First off I'm very new to Linux. I'm using Ubuntu as my base OS for Emby. What I'm trying to do is find a way to auto shutdown the server when not in use. I've been looking around good for the past ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck in loop at splash screen after update

I have a recently updated my ubuntu 15.10 pc (using the default system application) and now I am stuck at splash screen: message before looping With the previous messages looping on and off. I can ...
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Boot Failure, ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, HP Envy Notebook 15-ah100na, AMD A10 Radeon 6

intro: i am a linux (and ubuntu) newbie and i am having serious trouble getting ubuntu to run on my HP laptop, despite having apparently successfully installed alongside pre-installed windows 10... ...
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No wifi and can't enter BIOS, nor bootable with any kind of USB after installing Ubuntu

Asus K401UB, Intel Core i5 6200U, nVidia 940M with Ubuntu 14.x.x was upgraded to 16.04. The screen lit up:- Ubuntu at your service! Issues include: Wifi does not work Unable to select / enter BIOS ...
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Disable out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu

I am having issues with the out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu. After about 2 minutes after booting up the laptop, the fans start spinning on full speed. I tried Debian too, but there this didn't ...
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Can't boot from clean install

I've recently been having trouble booting my computer. I tried to re-install some NVIDIA drivers after an update broke CUDA and led to some poor video performance. However that led to some conflicts,...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LUKS passcode does not appear

I installed an encrypted version of Ubuntu on my PC. If I start my computer appears this login screen: I'm unable to type in the passcode. Nothing appears. Also if I type in the correct passcode and ...
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Windows 7 screen does not shows after dual booting of my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Core i3 Laptop

I recently tried to dual boot my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Core i3 laptop (64 bit) using Ubuntu 16.4 which already had Windows 7 on installed. The process of dual booting completed successfully but when ...
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Systemd can't analyze kernel boot time?

Is there a way to make systemd plot kernel module times or be aware of Kernel time information? dmesg isn't horrible but I would appreciate something that point me less details like only modules time ...
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Ubuntu restart works fine but shutdown does not?

Why does my Ubuntu not shut down properly? My Ubuntu restart works fine but shutdown does not properly. I modified the grub like this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash reboot=pci" My ...
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New install from cd kernel offset disabled-vfs:unable to mount root fs

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a old PC with amd processor and 60 GB ssd. Ssd is unallocated now (deleted the partition using windows) and i get the message irrespective of option I choose install ...
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Ubuntu black screen: no login, no console, nothing

I upgraded ubuntu and after reboot I got the infinite loop login screen. I followed all online advice to fix this, which did not help and I resorted to purging the graphics card through the terminal. ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly

I was doing a lot of system installs such as GL, cmake etc. I finished installing and I am unable to reboot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I ran the hardware diagnostics and no errors were found. It starts and you ...
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Have tried every boot mode on my computer, now what?

Okay so, I apologize in advance if the solution is plainly and painfully obvious, as I am a complete Ubuntu noob. To keep things short, basically: longtime Mac user, disgruntled with Apple hardware ...
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The mysterious : Error parsing PCC subspaces from PCCT

I'm a long time LTS Ubuntu user, I recently changed my aging ASUS notebook to a Lenovo T450. The latter came with windows 10, so I decided to wipe it with the fresh 16.04 Ubuntu. The install (via a ...
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Unable to boot: all I see is “GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta2 9ubuntu1.3”

When I turn on my laptop I am not getting boot options for Ubuntu and Windows Instead I see this: GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta 9 ubuntu 1.3 minimal bash Luke line editing is supported. For the ...
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Re-enabling BIOS features after succesful Ubuntu install?

I am a real noobie of Linux, I just bought an MSI, and was having problems (up to 3 days of fighting against this) with installing UBUNTU 16.04, until I followed the steps in this thread: Cannot ...
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Why does Xubuntu show repeating string instead of booting normally?

I have an old Samsung NC 10 netbook with Xubuntu 14.04 installed. Xubuntu doesn't boot and shows only "^[[2~^" and it seems there's nothing to do about it. I tried to boot a Kubuntu 14.04 live USB but ...
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Freezing of screen on Ubuntu 16.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and it seems to freeze randomly. I tried to check out the the solutions at Ubuntu 15.10 and 16.04 keep freezing randomly but on installing these kernels, I got a ...
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14.04LTS not booting, ..timer error

I recently got given an old server from a friend, and have been attempting to set it up as a plex media server. So I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS (Long story short, 16.04LTS and the server GPU ...
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How to set noapic and pnpbios=off parameters for boot

I have a weird laptop, that, long story short, must have these 2 parameters set for it to boot: pnpbios=off noapic How to I tell grub to utilize these every time it boots?
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Dual boot error: this computer has only 0 bytes disk space remaining

Trying to add Ubuntu to Windows 10 on my brand new laptop. I use a ISO-based USB created with Rufus 2.10. However, every time when I try to install Ubuntu it crashes and returns "this computer has ...
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How to install Ubuntu16 into a system with console as the only display

I'm trying to install the Ubuntu16 into my embedded system. But my system only has serial console as the display output so ordinary methods seems not work. Is there a special image or a special tool ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick on a Apple Macbook

Can I create a bootable USB stick using an Apple Macbook? Then can I use that stick to upgrade a windows PC to a ubuntu version.
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How to increase my /boot partition size in Ubuntu 16.04?

I am trying to increase by /boot as it has reduced the capacity to install new updates. The partition details are given below: enter image description here Please suggest me a way to increase the /...