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 (General boot) messed up! Can't enter windows 8.1 (BCD error)

I'm kind of freaked out right now, but i will try to explain what happened as good as I can. English is not my first language, so please excuse any grammar or writing errors I'm asking here on ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on a laptop with no OS and the bootable USB won't load WUBI

I've installed the latest Ubuntu onto a USB drive with plenty of storage. When I boot my laptop with no OS on it, it does not detect my USB drive with Ubuntu. I don't know if it's my BIOS, or if its ...
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error message upon boot after upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14 -

How do I fix ? I was going to use Ubuntu disk but only options are to install along side of or wipe entire disk- neither of which is desirable.
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Windows 7 doesn't boot need help urgently

good afternoon everyone I have a problem, when I select windows 7, the Windows OS stays on "starting windows" Please I need a solution as soon as possible I need to do a project on windows and is ...
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How can I get rid of glitched boot screen in ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW550F w/ATI Radeon graphics. My problem is exactly like the one in question "how can I get rid of a graphical glitch on Ubuntu 12.10", which is closed.
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS Won't Boot w/Monitor Connected

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a Lenovo RD540 server. Actually two of them. Both servers experience same behavior. 1) Server stalls during bootup. 2) The most recent message during ...
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how to boot into Windows 7 if I only have grub now

My laptop is installed with window 7, now I want to install ubuntu using its ISO image and easyBCD, however, I failed in installing ubuntu, and when I boot the laptop I can only see grub interface. ...
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use grub2 command line to boot from CD

I can't run uBuntu (it stucks in loading). I tried to boot with disc but It goes directly to Grub2 menu. I can't enter BIOS it displays 'please wait' and then goes to grub2 menu either. the only ...
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Hard disk failure after partition in Ubuntu 13.4 using terminal

I did partition of my Ubuntu system using sudo fdisk in terminal because I could not install Windows 7 because it said something like there has to be some space to save some files on that space. So I ...
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Cant get burg to load up on 14.04.1 LTS with Windows 8.1 Pro

So I reinstalled the LTS due to some issues and I decieded to try burg out. So installed it and everything and sudo burg-emu works and shows the theme installed working too. However it will show ...
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After distro upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 no booting, MBR or Grub was lost [on hold]

no grub bootloader is shown up error: no file found How do I fix it,I see only a grub> blinking, waiting on actions..? I should have done no dist-upgrade! (100x) :-)
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Ubuntu No Longer Working: Asking for drive cache failed

Whenever I start my computer, everything works fine. I let it load, then I select the Operating System. In this case, Ubuntu. Then, I get this message and it repeats hundreds of times and It doesn't ...
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How to start openvpn on boot?

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 x64. I have openvpn installed and a client.conf file in /etc/openvpn. However, openvpn doesn't start on boot. I would try editing /etc/default/openvpn to make it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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Ubuntu wouldn't start after installing updates, but then after a few restarts, its starting again

I'm not sure what precise subject\title should I put for this question because it must be descriptive and short in the same time while the subject is full of details. Today in the morning I installed ...
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Running Unbutu operating system [duplicate]

I installed Unbutu system and when I boot it ask for the password. It found wifi connection but after entering password the hard drive will run and screen goes black and can only see mouse cursor. Is ...
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Cannot boot: “No init found. Try passing init=bootarg” standard fix not working

I'm getting the booting error as per Cannot boot: "No init found. Try passing init=bootarg" I'm run commands in a liveCD terminal ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, ...
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Delete tp-trackpoint-elantech

I installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo T440 and not everything was working fine with the plain installation. So I used the official lenovo wiki to install all drivers. After I installed ...
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No such partition. Grub rescue

I installed Ubuntu on one of the two of my hard drives. My other hard drive has Windows 7. When I booted from the Ubuntu hard drive but then it had an error and said "no such partiton. ". So I ...
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unetbootin ubnldr.MBR error during boot up

So basically I've tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using the live disc but it won't recognize my windows 7 installation. So I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu alongside windows and after ...
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Freeing space on /

Recently i experienced X server fails on my Ubuntu 12.04. When i booted up i got a window sayig that system is running in low-res mode, the option to run it like that once, failed. - coulnd't log in ...
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What kernels & packages do I un-install?

Okay, my wife's computer is apparently running out of space on /boot and from what I can tell in similar questions, it's related to unused kernels (which makes no sense, considering it's a fresh ...
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Ubuntu claims its out of space? [duplicate]

When my wife starts her computer, she is told (after logging-in): The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or by moving ...
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*Solved* I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu using a USB, but the boot-up process is stuck [on hold]

Last night, the hard disk of my laptop encountered the click-of-death. As a result, I couldn't boot into my Windows 7 installation anymore. So that it's not a total loss, I took the advice of a ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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How to enable my flashdrive while im in the BIOS Setup Utility

Im trying to install Ubuntu 32bits on my ASUS Eee PC. I want to install it over Windows XP Home Edition, using my 8gb flashdrive. On my flashdrive I have Universal-USB-Installer 1.9.5.5 by ...
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boot failure - previously testdisk was installed

I ask for help on the constant boot failure situation. I run a 12.04LTS on a Acer 4736Z laptop. I tried to install testdisk. But this caused failure to mount externel USB HDD. Then I removed testdisk ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB (UEFI)

everyone. After having installed Ubuntu on my desktop Windows 7 won't run. There's a menuentry in the GRUB called "Windows 7" but when i press it nothing happens - the GRUB's menu just reappears. I ...
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Recover windows boot partition

I am completely new with Linux and on my holidays I decide to install Ubuntu 14,04, somehow I manage to delete the first partition sda1 100mb and can not boot on windows 7 any more. Already tried ...
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14.04 upgrade FAILED & cannot get a boot, just MEMTEST [on hold]

Can someone tell me how to get my drive to boot after "upgrading" to 14.04?
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Grub takes forever to show up

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my MacBook Pro 5,3. Everything works fine so far except for GRUB. It takes 5-8 minutes to just show up. The rest of the boot process goes as expected. I'm also ...
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USB FTDI devices work only sometimes on 14.04.1

I hope that you could help me with a really frustrating problem. I use Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS and I have three Argolis Smargo Smartreaders V2 which I use with a program called OSCam. When I boot ...
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Quick question about Ubuntu on External HDD

I'm new to Ubuntu and after some Google search, I manage to install Ubuntu on my external drive (4 partitions) with the following setup: sdb1: Ubuntu and Grub (60gb) sdb2: swap (7GB) sdb3&4: file ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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EFI installation fail

EDIT: I managed to resolve part of the problem myself. Now I am left with this. I have a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101 with pre-installed Windows 8. I did had Ubuntu installed before, but after a ...
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I can't access the grub menu during bootup of Ubuntu server 14

I cannot access the grub menu when booting up Ubuntu server. I have tried the options in the following three threads: How to enable GRUB menu on Ubuntu 12.04 server? I can't get grub menu to ...
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LTSP client boots on busybox

I've installed an LTSP server on my linux desktop 12.04 (virtual machine), set all the necessary network settings. Now I created a thin client using virtualbox, booted (after starting up the server ...
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Bootable USB Ubuntu

I see that this has been asked around here before. But not only are the answers over a year out of date, they all point to a Windows installer that is known to have a virus. I know this for a fact ...
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windows 8 cannot boot after installation of ubuntu 14.04

after installation of ubuntu 14.04 , my windows 8.1 fails to start and shows oxc000000001, I used boot repair system wich fixed my ubuntu and it is working now but windows 8.1 is not loading :(, ...
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Dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Ubuntu with a dual boot mechanism. For some days i was unable to boot into Ubuntu. Windows 8 booted just fine. After some days when i switched my laptop ON, Ubuntu 14.04 booted up ...
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RE : Installing Ubuntu on a NTFS Flash Drive

I wanted to create a bootable Windows and Ubuntu on my flash drive. Due to FAT32 constraint on Windows, I formatted my flash drive to NTFS. But after i installed Ubuntu into the flash drive and boots ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS 32 bit not booting

When Ubuntu 14.04 LTS trys to boot I get several lines like this: Bad I/O access at port x20000 (out1(val, port) The port numbers go from x2000 through x2024 at that last message the boot stalls and ...
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Syslinux 6.02 - where to and what has to be copied to create a working manual install?

I've managed to setup a USB Stick for UEFI booting using rEFInd, and would like to extend it for legacy BIOS booting using syslinux. However, I am missing a step and can't find out how to solve it. ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...
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How Do I install Windows on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Now the time has come for me to quit. I am not able to manage with Ubuntu, I should not blame the developers rather I should blame myself for not understanding. I would humbly request the experts to ...
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After memory upgrade system boot to blank screen

I just upgraded a PC from 2G of RAM (2x1Gb) to 3G (2x1G + 2x512M) after finding a pair of memory modules in a drawer. The PC boots ok, I see grub welcoming message (just a second) and then screen ...
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Couldn't find kernel image :/isolinux/isolinux.cfg on USB FLASH Drive [on hold]

I have ACER ASPIRE one net book with Windows 7 32BIT Installed the Universal USB creator Created the Desktop Ubuntu USB drive by following the options given Booted my system then got this error. ...
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problem booting dell latitude 3440 ubuntu

just got dell latitude 3440 with ubuntu preinstalled I want to install another OS I tried to do it from CD, but the optical drive did not show in the boot options so I then tried to do it from flash ...
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Use refind over gurb (grub starting after refind)

So im dual-booting Windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04, both on a GPT partition type in a Gigabyte hybrid uefi (both were installed as uefi) When i choose windows, it boots correctly but when choosing ubuntu ...
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Linux Full Installation on USB (Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1) UEFI issue

I see a few similar questions but I haven't found one that had a solution yet for me. So, forgive me if this seems redundant. As the title implies, I want to install an Ubuntu fork (LinuxLite 2.0) on ...