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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What is the Ubuntu os loader and where does it reside?

I am studying for a class on system engineering and in one material we are told that Ubuntu uses the os loader to load the bootloader GRUB. My question is what is the Ubuntu os loader and where does ...
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how to boot a live-system with proprietary ATI drivers / fglrx?

Is it possible to boot a live system which is using the proprietary ATI drivers? Thanks!
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What to do after ubuntu remounts my filesystem in read/write mode?

Warning: Total noob. So, I tried to upgrade my version of Ubuntu, as prompted, but I accidentally restarted too early and everything just went horribly. Ubuntu will load to my login screen fine, but ...
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problem booting windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on one one partition and windows 8.1 on other. But when i try to boot windows sometimes it starts but most of the time screen freezes(in pic 2) and nothing ...
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Uninstall OS running in dual boot [duplicate]

Supposing I have two Linux distributions, in dual boot (the GRUB menu appears and ask me what to choose): Ubuntu 14.04 elementary OS Adding a new one is very simple: just insert the installation ...
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How do I re-run boot loader?

Running sudo apt-get -f install said that The link /vmlinuz.old is a damaged link and: you may need to re-run your boot loader[grub] Here's the full output: user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...
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Broken ubuntu distibution

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main distro. Recently I installed several additional desktop environments, including: Cairo, Cinnamon, Pantheon, Deepin, and most recently Xubuntu. I always had ...
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using packagemanager to uninstall latest kernel?

The last update (I updated 9/1/14) to the kernel broke my boot. I was able to boot into the previous kernel. I think the version that was stable was 3.13.0.34.40 and the update was 3.13.0.35.42--Is ...
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EasyBCD: can't boot into Windows after ticking neogrub boot loader in EasyBCD

I ticked neogrub bootloader in EasyBCD. Thus the option "Windows 7" is disabled, as shown in the pic below. Then I reboot the system and now I can't enter Windows 7. What can I do? Thanks! ...
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No option to boot Windows?

I am sorry if this question has already been answered, but I was unable to find an answer that pertained to my specific problem. I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 following the ...
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Location of persistent files in bootable USB

I have created a bootable USB of ubuntu using startup-disk-creator and added the persistence of around 2GB on the USB..I booted through the USB. I downloaded some documents made some changes and ...
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How can I load modules from /etc/modules before mounting local file systems?

I have modified /etc/fstab to mount a file system that requires a custom module. On two out of three systems, all running Ubuntu 14.04, I can simply add the module to /etc/modules and it will mount ...
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Missing Operating System - Windows7 - Boot from USB

I am using an HP TouchSmart 600 that came from factory with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I have decided to get rid of it and installed Ubuntu 14.04 booting from usb and everything went perfect. Now i ...
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Upgrading To 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Blew Up Grub

I used the upgrade option available at the Ubuntu store from the desktop. There was an option within the software updates to upgrade to 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). After I employed this to upgrade, ...
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Problems booting from software RAID

TL;DR: created RAID 1 at installation of Ubuntu desktop but it won't boot after seemingly successful installation, although boot utility seems to indicate that GRUB is installed I am trying to set up ...
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Clean install of 14.04 on Dell Vosro 400 with dual screen setup boots to black screen with working cursor

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit on my Dell Vostro 400, but upon every attempt to boot, I only get a black screen with a working cursor. It is set up with a Nvidia GeForce 7300 LE videocard ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Gateway GT5404

I have a Gatway GT5404 (desktop) with 2GB's of ram and a newer HDD, and a refresh of windows 7 ultimate. Ive tried installing Ubuntu via USB by extracting the iso files into the USB, Extracting the ...
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Ubuntu boots to desktop background

I have been messing around in Ubuntu 14.04 lts , change theme icons and replace some file in system and reboot all i see is desktop background can't see panel or menu can't access terminal , i follow ...
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Boot problem with Ubuntu 14.04 in Samsung RV411 notebook [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Samsung RV411 notebook on a partition in parallel with my Windows 7 Starter (crap), but I can't boot it. Windows 7 automatically starts and the option to choose another ...
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can't access Bios or boot after uninstalling uBuntu on Samsung laptop [on hold]

I've uninstalled ubunto (after encountering a bug that wiped up my HDD and prevented me from accessing BIOS) and installed Linux Mint 17, removed all then installed Windows alone (to recover my ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu (after installing, it still just boots to Windows)?

I've successfully installed Ubuntu (or so I'm told) on my Dell laptop alongside a clean Windows XP install. When I turn on the computer it boots directly into Windows with no options given to boot ...
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Unable to try/install ubuntu 14.04 from liveusb

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z570 which came with windows 7 pre-installed which I recently removed for Windows 8.1, everything worked fine. Now I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 but on booting from live ...
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Black screen after next boot before login screen

I worked as well as very nearly on Ubuntu 14.04 then I shutdown my laptop and after a few minutes I turn it on to work again, but unfortunately after doted (.....) splash screen it become to black ...
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PXE boot issue (error 32) / tftp

Good day all I have some old laptops that I'd like to boot via LAN. First, because the drives on these are failing / have failed, and because they're now both over 14 years old, and then for the ...
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Problem with ubuntu / W8 install and grub

I recently made a mistake when installing Ubuntu 14.04 on an external hard drive plugged to a Windows 8.1 laptop. My problem is that now if I have the external hard-drive plugged I can choose on which ...
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Dual boot windows 7 Ubuntu and clock [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows 7. But for a reason I don't know there is a problem with the clock of my computer. When I use Ubuntu and I restart the computer to go on Windows ...
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Unable to start Kubuntu after updating from 13.10 to 14.04

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask a question about Kubuntu. Please feel free to suggest me a better place to ask this question. I'm running dual boot windows 7 and kubuntu. Today after I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from USB on an UEFI system stops in grub rescue shell - how to continue?

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 from USB on a system with UEFI (from HP) instead of BIOS where Windows 7 is preinstalled. Unfortunately booting from USB-Stick hangs at the Grub "rescue shell" with ...
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Not able to install 14.04 from DVD

I have downloaded iso image of Ubuntu 14.04 from the official website. After that I burned it on a DVD, when I boot my computer with the DVD inserted in the drive I see the following messages on a ...
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Hide all kernel boot messages/logging when disabling splash screen Lubuntu 14.04.1

In Lubuntu 13.10 I was able to redirect the kernel messages/logging to another tty by adding the following to the Grub file in order to hide all kernel boot messages when disabling the splash screen ...
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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 - [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 ...