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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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

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). My existing Ubuntu 14.04 was therefore of course rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot Repair utility via ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up after liveUSB menu

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1-native laptop. And following various guides I've managed to: Stop FastBoot Stop SecureBoot Partition my drive Yet when I try to boot ...
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How may I boot up 14.04 lts without having to worry about having a usb or cd inserted during startup?

I installed via a usb thumbdrive, and before doing so I had to change boot options to boot from usb. Now upon boot, im prompted at startup to choose an os to boot from usb or boot ubuntu(which isnt a ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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Need Help resolving hang on boot, hot-add errors

I am running Ubuntu server on headless MacMini. I tried using rtcwake to disk and it worked, however when booting up I started having some weird errors (this doesnt happen every time, but errors are ...
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Dual boot w7/ubuntu 14.04 seperate ssd's upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 now windows will not boot

So today I decided to upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had a dual boot setup with W7 and ubuntu. The OS's where on seperate SSD's. I chose to remove 12.04 and install 14.04. At first I had some ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 boots to a blank screen

I'm running an HP Pavilion dv9700 laptop (32 bits), on which I set up a dual boot with Windows and Xubuntu 14.04. When I reach the page asking which OS to use, and I choose Ubuntu, it brings up the ...
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Can't access keyboard in boot menu after update

I've just updated my system from the command line. There after the system went into black screen. After shutdown and several restarts I got a login screen. I was, and am still unable to boot to the ...
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In what folders or files can services appear and start from

In Ubuntu, what folders or files are used to hold service files that can start at boot time. I know for example /etc/init.d is one folder which holds several service files. /etc/rc.local is a file ...
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Can't see Windows 7 installation and files after Ubuntu installation

I had the Ubuntu installer on a USB drive and wanted to install it alongside Windows 7. However, it seems to have overwritten Windows 7 that was on the same hard drive and I can no longer boot from ...
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AMD A10-6700 Support?

I cannot get Ubuntu installed on my new ASUS system. How do I find a list of AMD A10-6700 and Asus support issues? Specifically installation problems. Thanks
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What is the best strategy to clone and dual boot an existing OS?

So my setup is looking something like this: I'm using Grub2 I have 4 logical partitions (1 of which is an extended partition) (Logical Partitions): /dev/sda1 (fat32) /dev/sda2 (fat32) /dev/sda3 ...
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No visual Display when booitng directly [on hold]

whenever I boot directly, screen displays nothing But when I boot through recovery mode its working properly.
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Trying to install Ubuntu but internal HDD not present

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu as the primary OS on my new computer from a USB boot. The computer came with an internal 500g HDD which I'm hoping to install onto but whenever I open the ...
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Mac osX OR Win7 VM on Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to find a way to run a Virtualbox for Win7 or Mac osX on my Ubuntu 14.04 Host... Everything that I find to is a non-bootable .ISO and requires a software and additional file to make ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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Cloning Ubuntu and creating dual boot?

I want to experiment with Ubuntu and see if upgrading to V14 will cause me any issues with my installed software. Through the LiveCD I have used GParted to successfully resize my filesystem ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a pre-installed windows 8.1 64-bit WITHOUT UEFI

I bought a new Toshiba with a pre-installed version of windows 8.1 64-bit. It happens that I need to install Ubuntu, but because of UEFI I'm not sure how to do it correctly. I'm trying to avoid ...
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Black screen after booting on 1404

Good afternoon. I have a mini laptop Gateway LT2022 in which I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for some time now. I was running out of battery one day so I pulled down the lid and plugged in the ac ...
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Boot Hiren in External hard drive [on hold]

I have tried rufus but it does not detect my external hard drive. I want to ask if there is another way that I can boot Hiren's in my external hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04 Thanks in advance..
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04. initctl: Event failed

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.04 and it is failing. Then I tried to boot by going in 'recovery mode' and opting 'normal boot'. The error message I am getting is : initctl: Event failed Skipping ...
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Step by step process recovering data from a failed hard drive

How may i recover my data from my failed hardrive using a usb? I can only access boot set up on my comouter(win8).
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please help! Windows won't load after installing Ubuntu! [on hold]

First post here. Sad it's about some noob mistake. I just installed Ubuntu today and it installed great. I had the .iso for 14.04 64x on my flash drive. I installed Ubuntu on that, and finished the ...
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Dual Boot with SSD and HDD Storage

I currently have a 1TB HDD setup to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I am purchasing a 256GB SSD and another 1TB HDD. My intentions are as follows: Setup the SSD as my dual boot device with Adobe ...