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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GRUB 2 dual boot freeze for a few seconds

Sorry for asking this question again, asked it here a long time ago but didn't get any answers. Since I setted up dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 8 I have this "problem", grub menu shows up, if I ...
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Help! First time setup password broken!

I tried downloading Ubuntu 14.04 onto my old windows vista laptop. The installation went fine, but when i loaded it up for the first time I got to this screen: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Linux tty1 Linux ...
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Multiboot and same /boot

I have a Win8 partition and some Linux on my laptop. I was wondering if it would be right to create a partition /boot and every time that I install a new linux overwrite it. Will this work or I will ...
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Can't boot, just getting into grub shell or BusyBox (initramfs)

I recently got my Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. After some time I tried to update Ubuntu (big mistake) just to find out that it doesn't work out of the box and there are some issues to ...
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Is FSCK on boot disabled in 14.04.2?

I have a few different installations of 14.04 server, all 32 bit, mostly kept updated, so I feel confident to say that they're at 14.04.2. One server is on a clients site, and doesn't get updated as ...
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Can't boot after boot-repair

This morning starts with ubuntu updates installation, which unfortunately freezes at some point. I hard-rebooted my laptop and got grub> command-line. There I tried manual boot from each of two ...
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is it possible to run ubuntu kernel on fedora root filesystem?

My concern is theoretical possibility of running ubuntu kernel with fedora root filesystem (e.g. 3.2.58 ubuntu kernel on fedora 22). It's long story why I need this.. Also, I have no chance to make ...
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Mint won't install over ubuntu from unetbootin, startup disk creator, or terminal dd commands

I'm new to linux but have been with Windoze since forever, so have a fair/average knowledge of general IT stuff. OK we have a Lenovo Thinkpad S10 149GB HDD 1.5GB RAM Last week I removed Windows XP ...
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Any possible way to void data on a DVD-R/+R? [on hold]

Alright, so long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my Windows 7 installation disk. ...
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Can I delete my most recent kernels

Yesterday I asked about problems I am having with my laptop computer Having problems booting my Lenovo laptop Basically the problem is that all recent kernels are failing, whereas old kernels still ...
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Grub,Ubuntu bootup

I am using Ubuntu 11.04. One fine day something went wrong. Instead of loading Windows directly as set by me initially, it started showing me the grub command line. Once I type exit, it shows me ...
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Deleted Kernels from Full Disk Encrypted Ubuntu 14.04 with home directory encryption - help?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 OS on which I enabled full-disk encryption and home directory encryption. In the process of updating Ubuntu my boot folder was too full to update so I ran a command I thought ...
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Intel RST (option rom, bios) raid and mdamd, how to?

I have 4 x 6TB hard drives which has been setup for RAID 10 in the BIOS (option rom: Intel RST (v12.7.0.1936)) on my P6T7 WS ASUS Motherboard with modded bios (BIOS) which works : lrwxrwxrwx 1 root ...
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Ubuntu Server Fails to boot from USB with External Drive

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 onto a 32GB pen drive. This is used as the main drive for an Intel NUC. -System- Intel Nuc (i3 D34010WYK) - Headless Sandisk USB3 micro pen drive (used ...
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Unable to acces BIOS setup menu

Firts, sorry for my english level, I'm french ! I would like to install in dual-boot windows 7 and Ubuntu, to do this I must acces to my BIOS at the startup of my computer but when I want to acces my ...
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how do I get quick boot on my hp pavilion g7 laptop?

Every suggestion I have tried leads to a blank wall. When directed to follow a procedure I do not find the same menus as described.
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Same Ubuntu on external SSD used on different machines : feasible, or not?

I happen to work with some new and old computers, all of them 64-bits, with at least 4 GB of RAM. So my question could remind this one : How can I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive so that I ...
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Problems running Ubuntu

When I try to boot in Ubuntu I get an error, to run it I try the Advanced options and I run it on a previous version. I guess it happened from something I installed and it crashed. How can I solve it? ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Visual Glitches

I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 onto my computer, and I am receiving some strange graphical/visual glitches when I boot up. First off, there is some black terminal grub screen that comes up, tells me my ...
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Uninstall Kubuntu from a dual-boot with Ubuntu?

I have a multi-boot system with Windows 7, Ubuntu 15.04, and Kubuntu 15.04 installed in that order. At the moment, I think my system boots through Kubuntu's GRUB. My Windows is installed on an NTFS ...
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Why does Lubuntu 14.04 Kernel Panic on boot when Notebook is connected to AC Power, but not when on battery

since Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0-59 (or possibly even -58) Lubuntu kernel panics on Acer Travelmate B115-M when the device is connected to AC, but not when it's starts with battery only. Older kernels ...
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Noticable Faster Boot With Upstart, 15.04 [on hold]

It takes about a minute to boot with systemd, but however, with upstart just 20, most of the time 10 seconds. I actually can just switch from systemd to upstart, but upstart is not the default init ...
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Can I create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB from within Ubuntu to boot a 2010 model iMac?

I have a 2010 model iMac on which I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the sole OS. I would like to install Windows 7 as a dual boot. I have freed up some space on the HDD. No matter what I try, I am ...
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Why does ubuntu 15.04 not detect my hard drive?

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu via pen drive on the machine, the partition slider(Not the advanced partitioning tool) is showing the pen drive as the storage drive. I want ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite c850-19z

My computer is using UEFI and is running Windows 8. I've tried install Ubuntu before but I only got as far as putting it on a USB (using universal USB installer). But when I go to the boot manager on ...
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Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17.2 [on hold]

I installed Windows 10 over an existing windows partition on my system. Now I can't boot into Linux :( I've tried booting from the Linux live CD and running boot-repair but I get the an error as shown ...
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Having problems booting my Lenovo laptop

I reported a bug on this issue and have had zero response http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2-signed/+bug/1474342 The problem is that I can no longer turn on my laptop and expect it to ...
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I think I've deleted a current kernel on Ubuntu 14.10

I think I've deleted a current kernel on Ubuntu 14.10. I was having some issues with software updates, and I thought I needed to clear some space in /root. I was using some software that was ...
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Cannot install 14.04, cannot boot, no correct live environment

I cannot install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Acer aspire es1-531. I ran BootRepair and it gave me this paste. I added the nomodeset param to the grub2 to let the live or the installer run properly. I noticed ...
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Weird numbers and codes, help!

When I start my ubuntu computer, I see these options. "Ubuntu", "Ubuntu more settings", Memory test (memtest86+)", And Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200". When I press enter on the ...
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Clean install of ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on PC. Will not boot & bios shows no HDD only DVD?

I am new to this. I have just bought a new 1TB HDD and it is the only drive in my Desktop PC. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTE and copied it to DVD and did a clean installation. After the system ...
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Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD

Error to begin with, can't boot I had to do a hard reboot of my computer, and when booting up it (initramfs I think) gave an error: mount: mounting /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root on /root failed: ...
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Wanting to replace pre-installed Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu. Needed help on which partitions to remove and which to keep

I have the following partitions right now on my laptop: 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 260 MB (Healthy EFI System Partition) 1000 MB (Healthy OEM Partition) 462.14 GB (Healthy Boot, Primary ...
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what should i do to solve this problem? [on hold]

I recently installed cinnamon 17.1 successfully and every thing was well. one day when i was working ,the power was off and when i open the computer again it showed me this message : Gave up waiting ...
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Problem on booting up the system

When I boot up my system it takes a long time and eventually comes up with the following message:- Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check ...
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Computer does not start correctly

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Inspiron. When the computer first starts, most of the time it just hangs on a purple screen. I have to hold the power button to get it to turn off. When it starts ...
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start on ( condition ) in file /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf

I am actually trying to add a boot options to start only the filesystem or start it with the static-network-up based on some system settings. We have a standard installation for multiple types of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Root Filesystem Full

My root filesystem seems to be full even though my /home directory still has a lot of space. Output from df -h: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg0-root 19G ...
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libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf line 44

At booting I started getting the following error in Ubuntu 14.04. libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf line 44: ignoring bad line starting ...
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Windows won't dual boot, os-prober can't find Windows and Windows BSOD!

I resized a linux data partition and now windows7 won't boot, I just get a quick flash of a BSOD I've run boot-repair a many times and this is the latest output: http://paste2.org/L2WkzB62 If I ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB Stick

I burned the latest version of Ubuntu onto my USB stick. Then, I clicked on the wubi application on the usb drive, clicked on live installation, then clicked on reboot. When it rebooted, it asked me ...
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Can't get plymouth watch-keystroke working on 15.04 with graphical splash

I need to run a lengthy process (let's say updates or backups) during system shutdown. Since they take a while and a user may be in a hurry, I want to give them the option of aborting the operation. ...
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Using the installed ubuntu64bit usb reset ubuntu32bit [on hold]

ask yourself that I was used to load ubuntu usb 64bit but because his computer so I reset ubuntu32bit weak but my usb ubuntu64bit use and install, so set yourself to always ubuntu32bit okay?
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Can't boot, new usb device found

When trying to boot into the Ubuntu live usb, I get new usb device found idvendor=1d6b idproduct=0003, and it hangs there, refusing to boot. Ubuntu 14.04 booting into install or live mode, uefi and ...
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make boot sequence truly silent (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, on Ubuntu 14.04 using generic kernel, even though kernel parameters include "silent" option, on most boots the open source brcmsmac driver spews log data that makes boot sequence exit the splash ...
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boot-repair windows not listed

today I installed Windows 8.1 and it broke my grub. I tried to run the boot-repair GUI on a live session of Ubuntu but after the restart of the PC the grub displays ONLY Ubuntu. Before the ...
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Stuck in a boot loop

I have a Lenovo B575. I took the hard drive out of an Asus laptop and put it in this one with the intention of reformatting the drive and installing Ubuntu as a new OS. That was my intent. I can get ...
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How can I fix the issue I have with installation?

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 amd64 for a day and I keep having the same problem. First off, here's some info on my system: CPU: Intel 15-4690k GPU: Nvidia geforce GTX 970 acx 2.0 ...
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Unable to enter passphrase for encyrtion - screen looks weird

I have two PCs with encrypted / (home is not separated) partitions. On both i struggle with entering my pass phrase to decrypt the /. One PC has an ATI VGA card with the default driver and the ...
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How to go back to my account?

I was importing something to my computer which Ubuntu alerted only 9.5MB of space is available on the root drive. Then Ubuntu freezed so I turned my computer off using the turn on key. After I wanted ...