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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Flash Drive USB not working?

I'm running kubuntu (not sure which one) and it's 32bits, my computer is 64bits. I want to format my computer and go back to having Ubuntu 14.04, which I have on my Flash Drive USB. Only problem is, ...
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PC stuck on black screen, flashing underscore when trying to fresh install [duplicate]

I am trying to install 14.04.2 LTS on a new PC. When the splash screen comes up, I select "install Ubuntu", and it proceeds to the black screen and flashing underscore bar. At this stage, it is ...
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HP laptop using Ubuntu can't boot!

I have HP 255 G2 laptop which uses Ubuntu .. I was using the laptop and I saw that it was not working properly, I rebooted it to get rid of that problem .. But when it shut don it didn't boot again! ...
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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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Panic Error on Boot - Ubuntu 14.4

I recently did an update on my machine and ever since Ubuntu will not boot properly. I get an error message and I have to go into recovery mode in order to start the boot process. I have tried ...
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Adding swap due boot take too long time

everyone. I noticed that adding swap takes too long: Jul 5 22:41:10 dizpers-pc kernel: [ 19.762255] Adding 7999484k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:7999484k FS Jul 5 22:41:15 ...
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Can't set uefi boot order. Faulty firmware?

I am trying to change boot order on my UEFI GPT system (because of preinstalled Windows 8.1) on my HP Envy 15. Successfully installed ubuntu alongside windows. Boot-repair said it successfully did ...
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Boot problems after gparted-live and boot-repair

I removed Windows 8 using gparted Live CD and used the resulting unallocated space to enlarge my ubuntu partitions. After doing it, the dual boot grub I had was useless so I ran boot-repair from a ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu 15.04 on SSD

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my SSD a few days ago, and this morning I removed my HDD with Windows 8.1 to see if Ubuntu would boot. It didn't. I put the HDD back in and restarted, but with no avail. ...
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Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)?

Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)? I am familiar of fast boot being disabled during installation of Ubuntu. Does that mean Windows will always boot ...
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First installation like a breeze - reinstallation nothing but woes

I own a MSI GS60 that has Intel Graphics and an nVidia GTX 860M graphic cards, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it without any problems. I totally loved it. Then I had the idea ...
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How can I dual boot the Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 with a trick?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 2 partitions: / and a swap partition. ...
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SLOW system on HIGH-END Custom PC

Bought a fresh HD for Ubuntu & Windows 8.1 setup. Both OS on different HD's. Ubuntu HD is SATA 6 GB/s, Windows HD is SSD. Windows is on SATA 1 and Ubuntu is on SATA 4 slot. Basic system info: ...
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cant turn off secure boot to install ubuntu

I am a long time Ubuntu user who recently upgraded my pc and I installed kubuntu (15.04) when I saw I wasn't connected to the Internet, I fiddled around looking online and nobody had the same mobo and ...
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Cannot boot into Windows Vista from grub menu

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Already installed Windows Vista on the same partition /dev/sda. I have the older BIOS based laptop NOT UEFI. I was able to work on both Ubuntu and Windows selecting ...
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How to access UBUNTU from USB HDD

DISCLAIMER: I am very new to UBUNTU and Linux in general! I have installed UBUNTU on my external HDD. My computer has Win 8.1 on its HDD. What I want is to get the GRUB screen at bootup asking for ...
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Having trouble with 32 bit install

I'm having trouble with the 32-bit of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've tried to install it with Wubi to dual-boot with Windows Vista but it's just not working. The few times I've tried the install fails or it ...
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Mouse and Display not working on new install

I recently inherited an older (circa 2011) Compaq PC and decided to try out Ubuntu on it. I burned the latest 64-bit release (14.02.4)to a DVD and ran it and tried it without a problem. After I went ...
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UBUNTU sdcard doesn't boot

I'm having problems with my computer ( can't boot win8 ) so I need to rescue my data. A friend of mine told me I could do it booting ubunto from a USB drive, I downloaded ubuntu, I installed it on the ...
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Is there documentation for iso-scan/filename?

I do not see any documentation for the boot parameter iso-scan/filename=. I see the parameter is handled by the script at location scripts/casper-premount/20iso_scan in Ubuntu's initrd. Here is the ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 15.04 on Mac Mini with Ubuntu Desktop Installed

I have a Mac Mini that I somehow (god knows how) managed to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 onto in the past. I want to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.04 on to the Mac Mini but I can't get it to recognize my ...
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Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly

I just tried to install Ubuntu on my laptop but it does not work. The CD boots normally (I can see the Ubuntu Logo), but then I receive the following error message: The system is running in ...
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blackscreen when i boot into ubuntu installer

I am trying to install ubuntu on my acer laptop and when I boot a usb made from start-up disk creator it shows the loading screen for a bit and then it turns to a black screen with the backlight on. ...
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how to get GRUB or the Windows Bootloader to load Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinammon 17.2 [on hold]

I set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2, and i can access either of these if I change boot priority in the Bios Menu, but I can't access them from the Windows Bootloader or ...
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Lubuntu suspends during boot screen, but works fine in the desktop

When starting up my computer it automatically suspends when it hits the Lubuntu boot-up screen. It takes a minute then goes into suspend. I then push the space bar and wake it up. It resumes booting ...
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winusb installing windows

m novice to ubuntu, and pretty novice to termianl and commands I followed commands on this page "Installing WinUSB on Ubuntu 14.04" to install winusb. lastly it asked where to install or upgrade ...
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Installing 14.10 on laptop without OS/with Linpus

I have been using ubuntu on my laptops and PCs for some years now but never did the installation process myself. I now bought a new Acer Aspire E5-571G-59EG without OS and would like to install ubuntu ...
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My Ubuntu doen's start properly!

When I boot my Ubuntu it starts the plymouth screen, but when the plymouth finish it shows the final of the log and the mouse appears a few seconds later. To exit this screen I need to hear the sound ...
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Ubuntu kernel doesn't boot up right

I compiled a Ubuntu 15.04 kernel last night and installed it this morning. It showed up fine in my grub but when I tried to boot it, it booted me to my Ubuntu 14.04 instaed. What is going on? Also, ...
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Need live cd or usb of original 12.04

I need a copy of original desktop Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit live CD (or live USB). Not the alternative copy. Can I buy one or can someone give me step by step directions to make one. I have issues with an ...
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Ubuntu14 stuck after kernel initialization

I've installed a server with Ubuntu 14.04. I ran into this issue only once while installing, but after that I didn't need to reboot and everything went fine. Just before deployment I decided to make a ...
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Standalone Grub2 EFI installation - grub.cfg placement?

I'm trying to use Grub2 as the boot manager on an EFI system in standalone mode. (The only persistent harddisk has OS X on it; Linux and Windows drives may or may not be present at times, hence the ...
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How to remove unnecessary EFI entries from GRUB?

How I can get rid of these unwanted GRUB menu entries. My Ubuntu and Windows is getting loaded properly but these unnecessary entries I don't need it. Thanks in advance.
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How can I install windows on this disk?

From little searching, seems like this mbr is corrupt so it doesn't want to install windows on windows partition... ubuntu is on sda1 and I can remove this but I don't want to remove home folder in ...
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Kernel Panic after trying to upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 which came with ubuntu 14.04. I got a notification of an update to .10 and went for it. Once it finished it said it completed with errors. I sudo rebooted and now the OS ...
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Explain dual booting and installing on another internal hard drive?

Can somebody explain the difference between dual booting ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8, and installing ubuntu on another internal hard drive? And how you would do this? I'm a relatively new ubuntu user ...
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Windows running into boot loop after Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have tried all the solutions available online, but no avail. I am facing a boot loop for windows OS whenever i restart the system. I installed ubuntu 3 days back and windows was working fine until ...
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boot delays - old ssh connect to host messages connection timed out

I tried searching for a solution elsewhere, but nothing looks like this problem. After restarting our server, we get boot messages such as the following: ssh: connect to host dev.contractor.com port ...
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Booting failed after enabling swap and installing uswsusp

After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, my swap partition was not active which is why Ubuntu did not hibernate. I followed steps given in this answer . I edited /etc/fstab/ by typing sudo nano /etc/fstab in ...
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cant load grub2, even though it's ready to go on the hdd

My netbook (acer aspire one250D) cant load GRUB2. It loads the BIOS and I can access the boot menu. Unfortunately after that, it is just a blinking cursor (e.g. '_') . So it doesnt matter what boot ...
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Drop to a console after boot, and then start the GUI when required

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome as the Desktop Environment. When I boot, I want it to be quick, and drop into a shell. I'll enter my username and password, and if I require, I will start the ...
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Purple screen then black screen with white line

I have had Ubuntu installed for a couple of days now and I was installing graphic drivers and accidentally installed nvidia ones when I needed AMD ones. I tried to delete all the nvidia drivers. When ...
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(initramfs) Terminal - Instead of Ubuntu login screen

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS normally, but today when I turned my laptop on, and selected Ubuntu out of two options: Windows and Ubuntu, the following screen appeared: Here's snapshot of the ...
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Turn .vmwarevm into .iso

I was wondering if anyone knows how to take the .vmwarevmand the files inside it and turn it into an .iso. I searched on Google but haven't found anything. It would be amazing if the .iso can ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on small SSD and HDD?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S46C with Windows pre-installed, it has a small 24 GB SSD and a 750 GB HDD and UEFI system. Windows leave about 16 GB free on SSD. I have successfully installed Ubuntu ...
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Problem booting on the latest kernel (3.16.0-34)

I boot on linux kernel 3.16.0-34 atm. The machine just won't boot on later kernel versions. When I do, i get an error message on the desktop. I assume the reason I can't boot on the latest kernel is ...
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PC stuck in boot loop (no OS yet)

I don't see this problem elsewhere, so apologies if this is a duplicate post; also, although I have installed Ubuntu on all my PCs, I'm intending to install Open Media Vault on this and use it as a ...
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Boot much slower after partition resize

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I have been running quite happily for several months on a 250GB SSD: <5s boot time. I just swapped to a 500GB SSD (same brand, slightly different model). After initial cloning ...
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Is installing with Wubi on my computer safe?

I want to dual boot 14.04 Trusty with my computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview. My computer was originally shipped with Windows 7, but my hard drive failed so I purchased a new one and ...
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Pixelation and Low-Performance GUI on Install and Boot

On my desktop, whenever I try to install a new version of ubuntu, the live CD/USB Drive boots up with a GUI that's scaled for my resolution (1440x900), but the pixel size is two or three times the ...