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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Dual boot (14.10 and win8.1) and slow windows boot

On my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro) I got dual boot with Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome and Windows 8.1. Before installing Ubuntu boot of windows was as fast as on ssd drive should be. After setting up dual boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Install Fails to Boot on Gigabyte PC

When I boot my bootable ubuntu 14.10 USB on my GIGABYTE H97-HD3 motherboard with i5 4690 CPU, 16GB RAM and GTX750 graphics, I selected Install Now option and it shortly get stuck at the following ...
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windows 7 booting in background but shows the grub screen of UBUNTU 14.04 wallpaper in distorted way

i dual booted my HP pavilion 15-n012tx (which was pre-installed with windows 8 pro) to windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 trusty tahr. Booting them was fine with no errors. Installed windows and ubuntu in ...
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Get message when booting on my Chromebook

"language id specifier not provided by device defaulting to english" It's not something that breaks the device or anything but it haults the boot for like 5-10 seconds and I'd like to know how to get ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after removing Linux

I recently removed ubuntu to install windows 7. However, even if my Windows USB detectes my ssd in order to install my OS in it, it does not boot from this disk after the installation finishes (after ...
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GRUB not showing on cold boot but on warm boot

I have a duel boot Windows 8 + ubuntu 14.04 (EFI), but what is happening now is I am booted directly to windows when I first start my computer or restart from ubuntu. I can see my grub only when I ...
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Unable to boot from flash drive (Windows 8.1)

I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my flash drive on a windows 8.1 computer (asus x205ta). I downloaded Ubuntu, and I used pendrivelinux to make the flash drive bootable. The problem I've been ...
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Drive bay not working when empty on startup

I have a SATA drive bay, which only works when having a drive inserted at startup. If I start the system and then enter a drive, it starts running (makes sounds and is vibrating), but it won't even ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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Advantech PCM-3343 (Vortex86DX) [on hold]

guys! Has anyone ever tried to install Ubuntu on a Advantech's PCM-3343 board (Vortex86DX procesor)? Thanks for any help!
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Cannot run ubuntu on my ASUS K52JB laptop using live usb

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and i have been trying to install the OS on my laptop. I created the bootable Ubuntu USB using Unetbootin, but whenever i want to try Ubuntu without installing, the OS ...
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infinality and fglrx killed gnome

I'm new to Ubuntu (2 months) working with a new AMD notebook (Radeon R5 M2xx series). I installed latest version of ubuntu gnome. The font looked strange so i decided to repair it. I did both theese ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Waiting for Network Configuration, But System Works [on hold]

On boot, the Ubuntu boot GUI hangs on "Waiting for Network Configuration" indefinitely instead of the normal 60 seconds or so. If we run the boot verbosely by editing /etc/default/grub it goes to ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

I bought a new laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on it. After many an attempt and weeks of troubleshooting installation and booting problems, I finally found a solution for my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu (any version)

i have two dell laptops which run on windows8.1. I was able and installed Ubuntu dual-boot on both of the laptops in the past. I removed them and i need to install on one of them again recently.so i ...
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Unable to find Dell factory restauration partition

I want to restore my DELL Vostro to factory setting but I am not able to find the restauration partition. I tried to restore GRUB and Windows MBR but both can't access to recovery partition. Here ...
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My boot drive says there is less space than actual

my /boot drive is on a separate 250 MB partition and the file manager shows only 31MB are in the /boot folder. hab@hab-AOD255 ~ $ ls -lah /boot total 31M drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 3.0K Feb 26 21:22 . ...
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Not able to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu in 'Legacy mode'

There,I tried dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 OS . Currently,I have windows 8.1 and it is running on 'Legacy mode'. I tried surfing for the installation process,But i couldn't find the solution ...
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Can not log into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Windows 7. I am trying to log into Ubuntu, but can't pass boot screen, doesn't matter how long I wait. The problem started when I installed a series of ...
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Failure installing Ubuntu 14.10 on Mac Pro cylinder: Cannot mount /dev/loop0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the latest version of the Mac Pro (the one that looks like a black mini trash can). I basically followed the instructions on Installing on a Mac Pro - Cylinder (Late ...
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How to disable webmin start on boot on Ubuntu?

How to disable Webmin starts on boot on Ubuntu 14? Due security reasons, I want to run it manualy when I really will use it.
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Use fdisk -s, can not boot up

First I want to resize partition of my Ubuntu 13.0X, I run three commands: fdisk -l fdisk -s /dev/sda1 reboot -r Then I realize I should copy some important files in system in case losing. But ...
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Ubuntu keeps putting itself in EFI?

I gave Ubuntu a go today, but I found out it wasn't really my thing. But for some reason, I cannot seem to delete Ubuntu's EFI file (grubx64.efi) as whenever I try to delete it, using methods such as ...
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How to make Ubuntu 14 more tolerant of power cut

We are developing an industrial machine running Ubuntu 14, with no keyboard or monitor. We have found that if power is lost during boot then at next boot the boot sequence waits for a keyboard entry ...
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Migrate root filesystem from btrfs to ext4

I want migrate a Ubuntu installation off of btrfs as root because it frequently hangs and causes out of space errors and I really don't need the snapshots. The partition was created empty and not ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, Powercap/SELinux Issue

I am running Ubuntu (well, Lubuntu, really) on my home server, and all was tickety boo until a few days ago, when the OS stopped booting. Not being able to SHH in anymore, I hooked it up to a monitor ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) boot animation is different/lower graphics after using nvidia graphics driver

My system used to have a problem where it would hang on wake up from suspend. I started using the proprietary Nvidia drivers as suggested in some AskUbuntu post. After that Ubuntu would always boot ...
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How to add Windows 8 grub entry?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8.1. But my PC directly boots into Ubuntu. That is why I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to ...
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I get a “serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting

Same problem with me but when i go on ignore os is booting fine. but still that error is comming on my display when i reboot
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Ubuntu showing black screen, doesn't start [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bits in a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ , it had 12.04 and I installed it from the DVD. It finished right but after restart it doesn't start, it remains a ...
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ARGH udev won't stop renaming my interfaces!

I have the following in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="d0:50:99:50:43:17", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0" SUBSYSTEM=="net", ...
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Trouble booting Ubuntu from flash drive on a PC with no so [duplicate]

So, the story is that I had Ubuntu installed on my PC, but then accidentally reformatted the drive it was on thinking I was reformatting a different USB instead. Now, when I boot my computer, I am ...
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Cannot boot into GUI

Cannot boot into GUI at all. Was working for awhile but I think something happened awhile back, when I plugged my TV into the HDMI port on my laptop. After trying a ton of solutions like ...
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trying to install ubuntu 14.10 from usb on a pc with 9.04 [duplicate]

My computer right now has Ubuntu 9.04, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 using a bootable USB stick. If not mistaken, I did that process right, but the thing is when I boot the pen drive, a ...
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removing Ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I have installed BY ITSELF Ubuntu into a computer (replacing Windows 8 altogether). There is no other operating system in this computer. Now I want to remove it and reinstall windows 8 and I have no ...
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Boot into Busybox instead of Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu OS on a virtual machine (VMWare Player). Today, my VM was booting into the GNU GRUB version 2.02 instead of Lubuntu as usual. I was following this instructions and now I'm stuck at ...
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Removing the encryption password at boot

This question has been asked a lot, but I still don't know the answer to it. Is there a way to remove the password at boot? I have processes that start up when the computer boots up, and when have to ...
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How do i boot a windows 7 usb on a ubuntu computer? [on hold]

so I have a windows 7 bootable flash drive and when I go into my set up settings it dosent give me the option to go into the boot sequence just the grub thing help.
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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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GRUB not installed correctly by ubuntu server manual process?

symptom: can not boot from SSD after installing ubuntu server 14.04. BIOS menu keeps returning back. No dual booting. setup: Lenovo T430s with windows 8 preinstalled. BIOS boot menu supports both ...
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Ubuntu boot error mei timeout

So I had a dual boot setup using Ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8. I recently upgraded the Ubuntu partition using a Ubuntu 14.04 live USB by installing the OS on the same partition to preserve the files. ...
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PowerPC Mac G5 bootloader hangs at quiesce

I dug an old Mac PowerPC g5 out of my garage, and the MacOS install on it appears to be trashed. It can boot into OF Diagnostics, and I can get into the OF Console (egads, what an alien world!). ...
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Can no longer boot after a restart

I was prompted to restart my computer to install updates and when I did, I found myself staring at the grub rescue prompt. I have tried boot-repair, but it gets hung at "purging and installing last ...
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Start PC on same network from script on ubuntu server

I have a server with ubuntu 14.04 on. I would like to be able boot and shutdown several ubuntu 12.04 machines on the same network. Is this possible and if so how would i go about doing it? Many ...
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can't boot repair dualboot [duplicate]

I have been messing with Ubuntu for the past week or so with many problems in the process. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad with 500GB of HDD. I have managed to install Windows 7 on a 350GB partition and ...
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blank screen on boot; can't reach login; 14.04

I've looked through almost all of the suggested questions as well as searched on the error messages in the attached logs and can't find anything applicable - at least as far as I understand things. ...
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Starting Lightdm display manager: [FAIL]

How do i solve this? It maybe related to my previous problems: Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2 System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?
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Problem with dual-booting with Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. When starting my machine I see: error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> Why is this happening and how can I fix it? I am ...