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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Elementary OS will only boot into demo version from USB, won't install the full version

I previously had Linux Mint Petra and Windows 7 installed on my Asus UX31a. This worked fine until I ran into some Wi-fi issues after messing around with NetworkManager. I decided since I didn't have ...
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installing ubuntu on windows 8.1 will not work.

i have installed Ubuntu on the USB drive, followed all the directions, and when i boot from USB, it just starts windows like normal. every time. i have re installed it on the drive to make sure that ...
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slow boot when I turn on computer

My computer just became slow to boot up I added some software and didn't work for me and now I think there some parts still in there trying to start up when I boot
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No boot menu after after Ubuntu 13.10 install

Ran a default boot repair twice from a USB mounted boot-repair-disk-64bit.iso First repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7279356/. Second repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7279402/. Still no luck. ...
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nvidia drivers installed. boots in to black terminal like screen. help?

ok so ive decided to move over to linux lite from windows xp beacuse it's said to be simple and easy to use. well that's one of the biggest lies ive ever been told. Everything worked great until i ...
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boot for install crashes on 14.04 (Display related)

Situation: I'm trying to install 14.04 on an ASUS R510DP laptop. Preconditions: I checked my install media and MD5 sum matches. Booting to check install media passes on the USB Drive. Symptoms: ...
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Can't boot Wubi after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04

So I decided to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 on my Wubi installation, using update-manager -d, but I can no longer boot into Ubuntu. When I try to, I see the message mount:mounting..."etc, then "Target ...
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How can I resize an LVM partition?

I have problems with system update because my boot disk is too small, but I don't know how to increase this. I have tried gparted live from a USB drive, but I can not reduce the size of the other ...
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Black screen with nVidia drivers on ubuntu

I have: ASUS P4V800D-X Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz 2.5GB RAM 40GB HDD nVidia 9500GT When I installed nVidia drivers downloaded from nvidia.com website (selected recommended drivers), I simply can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting from CD, showing other massage

I burned a DVD, After downloading Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit iso. From then, I tried several times to boot from the DVD [Multiple] getting below message: "My Laptop is Dell Vostro 3450" Intel UNDI, PXE-Z.1 ...
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“ubuntu” shows up in boot menu but won't boot

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 on an Acer mini desktop via CD over an old Debian install from a year ago (which, incidentally, booted without incident). I blew away windows long ago, no dual-boot, ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday 17/04/14 I tried an upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. The process went fine without error messages. Then came the reboot and it stuck booting. All booting messages went through then it ...
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initramfs installation issue

I have a computer, with no CD drive, with no operating system on it. Something went wrong while I was resetting XP and the computer now has no operating system. I am currently trying to install Linux ...
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Ubuntu stuck in unusable console on boot

I ran some updates on my old pc on ubuntu but it hanged and I had to restart it. The mouse no longer worked and the screen resolution seemed to be incorrect. So i restarted again and now after the ...
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New install freezes on startup

I'm new to Ubuntu. I've installed the current 14.04LTS on an older laptop that was on XP (1Ghz AMD processor, 1G RAM). Ubuntu installs and allows me to log on but freezes once past the login screen. ...
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Persistent memory

I was reading this guide to installing Ubuntu on a flash drive to see if there are any new ways of making a persistent boot, but I had a couple of questions. I like this method bc I can have several ...
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“serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting

When I try to install ubuntu 14.04 I get this error after installing the system and trying to boot for the first time. I saw this article I get a "serious errors while checking the disk drives ...
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Samsung 840pro SSD in RAID0… caveats?

We have a SuperMicro X9SRI-F-O board that has two 6gb/s SATA3.0 ports. We currently have a single Samsung 840pro SSD hooked up to the first SATA channel. We want to double the storage and bandwidth by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots with black screen [duplicate]

Yesterday I was so excited to see new release. After creating live USB I was not able to boot it. I have disable UEFI to legacy and selected USB as boot option to my dell laptop, and I can only see ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live disk only starts up with acpi=off

I recently tried to run ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive as I wanted to decide whether it is worth upgrading to(my netbook now has 12.04 on it). However, when I tried to start ubuntu up from the USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on either call trace or splash screen after grub

I am starting to hate my computer and myself for having a boot error for the third time in 2 months, but this one is just after installing 14.04 through terminal. After the install I rebooted and it ...
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Windows removed from grub after installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 flawlessly -- I'm happy with that. But when after several restart, I realized something was missing from my grub: It was my windows boot option How to make it appear ...
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Upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 broke Grub

I have a dual boot Ubuntu + Windows 8 on an UEFI system. Everything was ok until I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10. Now what I get when I boot the pc is a grub rescue screen like this with the ...
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GRUB menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS strange message upon boot

I install fresh Ubuntu 14.04 server under ESXI 5.1.0. During my installation I did not get any erorrs or strange things. My problem is when I boot machine at console screen i get messages like [ ...
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12.04.4 lts server - after install last updates dont boot. Please help

Hello i have ubuntu server 12.04.4 LTS Last updates need to reboot system, when i rebooted i have boot fail with this: "Cannot read the linux header you need load the kernel first" I have run Your ...
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Ubutnu 14.04 grub-install can not recognize “--disk-module=模块” OPTION

My OS is ubuntu 14.04 grub-install -V shows the grub version is 2.02~beta2-9 The cmd: grub-install --help actually shows the --disk-module=模块 OPTION but when I use the cmd: grub-install ...
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how can i fix “disk drive is not ready yet or not present fix”

So after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 ive been sitting at the boot screen showing ubuntu and the sentence in the title,im starting to think there is a problem its been an hour since and this usualy ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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inconsistency in showing disk label

I've got my new laptop (thinkpad 440p) with windows 7.1 pre-installed and wanted to have single-boot ubuntu 14.04 on it. I wanted to change the disk partition table to "msdos" (legacy), so I change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't work with Macbook Pro 11,3? [on hold]

Booting process hangs on ... node 0, CPUs #1 Is any solutions how to fix this?
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Stuck at “Retrieving File 57 of 57”

I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 image and used it to create a bootable USB drive. The system currently contains Windows 8 installation on the first hard disk (a 256MB SSD) and during the Ubuntu ...
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BootableUSB Stick created for installation, doesn't working on Ubuntu13.04

I also Download a ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso file and also created a live USB stick by Startup disk creator. It's status said, Live USB disk creation complete. Then I did restart but nothing ...
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Correct steps to mount an internal backup harddrive

Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, I'm really hoping to get this right first time rather than lose backup information. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 Final Beta a few days back - during the install, there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get Windows 8 to show up

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7271888/ So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on what used to be Ubuntu 12.04. I am dual booting with Windows 8.1. I haven't been able to access Ubuntu 12.04 since Windows 8.1 did some ...
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Went from blinking cursor boot to grub command line, first time 14.04 fresh install, can you help? [duplicate]

Just trying to install 14.04 LTS on my core i5 pc on SDB corsair force SSD. Fresh blank install booted into blinking cursor. Then ran terminal command in livecd to install grub on SDB. Here is my ...
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Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. - Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with wubi inside Windows 7 and then after installation is completed and system is about to start it shows -Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. If ...
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ubuntu installed w/windows installer. does not dual boot. just goes to ubuntu

Installed Ubuntu with the Windows installer. On boot-up, there is no option for dual booting. Ubuntu was installed correctly on a partition. Windows 7 still exists. How can I easily get boot up to ...
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Few Problems after installing Ubuntu 12.04

i tried ubuntu last year, all was working fine, there was no lag, and now again i was trying and downloaded official latest lte ubuntu 12.04 there are few problems im facing are, 1. Lagy animations: ...
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Stuck on Black screen with blinking Mouse after ugrading to 14.04 from 13.10 [duplicate]

An Ubuntu noob here! I just tried upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04. Downloaded all the files, and meanwhile went to cook something for myself, and found the system switched off when I returned. Tried ...
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I cannot boot up Ubuntu after just installing it

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu, which is really simple. There were no errors or anything. When I restarted, I got the option for which operating system I want to boot, however when I select Ubuntu, it ...
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13.10 won't boot on single boot new ssd disk

I am consistently getting the "ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed." message when trying to boot a fresh install of 13.10 64-bit on a brand new 128 GB SSD disk. I have run the ...
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Linux for old PC [duplicate]

I have next PC parameters: 1,6 Ghz processor (AMD Sempron 2000+) 1 GB RAM 80 GB HDD video card RADEON 9250 What linux distribution is good for it? I can use Ubuntu?
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I installed Ubuntu 13.10 “inside” Windows 7 but Windows automatically boots

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general), so bear with me. I burned Ubuntu 13.10 to a DVD and "tried" Ubuntu. Then in the Ubuntu desktop, I selected the install icon for Ubuntu. I got a prompt that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: mouse and wireless not working on startup

yesterday everything worked fine but today both the mouse/touchpad and the wireless card are not working after boot. The mouse starts to work after a sudo modprobe psmouse but i don't know what to do ...
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MacBook will not boot after Ubuntu Install

I have an old MacBook laying around not doing much, so I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 on it, and dual boot with OSX. From within OSX, I repartitioned the drive, reserving half of the 250gb HDD for ...
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Booting issues and GPU detection issues with 13.04 and 13.10

I tried to update 13.04 to 13.10 on my second hard drive earlier today and it ended up not working at all. I've tried boot-repair and everything to get Ubuntu 13.10 to boot up, but only managed to get ...
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Start wicd before waiting for network configuration

I have a small, usually headless media server at home, and I'm attempting to change its primary network interface from wired ethernet to WiFi. To that end, I installed wicd, which seems to be great ...
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Problem at Installing, Black Screen [duplicate]

Im new to ubuntu, and never have install it in any computer. Could someone help me with this problem. I downloaded Lubuntu 13.10 today and burn the iso to a cd. Now, I want to install it to an old ...