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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Which file does ubuntu reads first after boot?

In what order does ubuntu reads the files from power on till a completed startup?Also is upstart something like a daemon? I refered to here and found upstart is a daemon replacement. Upstart is ...
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System monitor/display configuration/settings

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and a luddite generally. I apologize in advance for the stupidity or repetitiveness of my question in advance. When my boot is complete, there is a static display on the ...
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Recovery from user@1000service error in 14.10

My system crashed. When I rebooted the disk check reported errors. I asked it to fix the errors. My system will now not boot to login in graphics mode. After the screen flashes I see saned ...
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Asks password when trying to install Boot-Repair

I'm trying to install Boot-Repair directly from Lubuntu, but after typing the line "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair" in the terminal (as suggested here: ...
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Lost disk space after switching to Ubuntu from Windows

Assist me!! I am new to Ubuntu and was really excited to try it. I did my home work before installing Ubuntu on installation topics. So, I,m fairly knowledgeable about systems. Hardware: Dell ...
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Grub2 Cant boot windows 'Error: Cannot load image

When I try and run 'Windows Boot Manager' from grub I get the following error. /EndEntire file path: ...
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“Operation System not Found” Dual Boot with Windows 8

I am using DELL 7537 and I made a bootable Ubuntu USB using Universal USB Installer. I also disabled Fast Startup and SecureBoot. When I tried a clean install using the USB it says that Operation ...
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Unable to install 14.04 from boot disc on windows 8.1

I have followed this guide to install ubuntu to the same drive as a pre-existing windows 8.1 installation. I have got up to installing ubuntu without any issues where I encounter either a blank ...
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grub can't find grub.cfg when booting from zfs root

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a ZFS-root following these instructions using ZoL's Debian repo: https://github.com/fajarnugraha/pkg-zfs/wiki/HOWTO-install-Ubuntu-to-a-Native-ZFS-Root-Filesystem The ...
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Boot fail running 14.04 - have boot-repair pastebin

Not sure where next to turn I've tried boot-repair and been given then the pastebin info http://paste.ubuntu.com/9972046/ The error message is that /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root can't be found I can ...
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system crash while using dual operating system

I'm using windows 7 i installed Ubuntu as second operating system. My windows files are shows in Ubuntu but i cant able to open it,after some weeks my system has crash windows is not booting. My ...
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Dual Boot with Win8.1

I just install Ubnutu 14.04 to my Windows 8.1 machine. Install looked until the reboot. The boot choice did not come up. System went strait to Windows. Help? Thank you, William
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Converting Ubuntu 14.10 to AV Linux as your main OS [on hold]

I am trying to install and run AVLinux through the downloadable .iso image from the website. I created a standard startup disk with the standard creator in 14.10 all went well. However my laptop ...
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Can't pull up GRUB even after boot-repair and secure boot is off

I've been running a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 without any issues until recently. I had to service my laptop because the fan got clogged, so they opened it up, and when they gave it ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu after installation

I know this question has been asked several times, but I cannot manage to fix the issue. I cannot boot ubuntu after installation "Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected ...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live usb stick, based ...
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Dual boot ( ubuntu and Windows 8.1 )

I have a question about dual boot. my laptop is SVE15128CGB. I have just installed Ubuntu 14.0 together with Windows 8.1. And after finishing the installation, I have used Ubuntu normally, but when I ...
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Check Disk Defects: Can not mount /dev/loop0

I use Universal USB Installer and Ubuntu 14.04.1.desktop.iso to install ubunto to my laptop(already installed win7). And when I enter Install Ubuntu, it reports (initramfs) mount: mounting dev/loop0 ...
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Boot to suspend?

I am having a weird issue here that I am not quite sure how to fix! After thinking for almost an entire day that I have one of those infamous boot to black screen issues that i wasnt able to fix, I ...
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Can't boot into OS anymore both Windows and Linux not booting [on hold]

I've spent the last two days trying to get my computer working. It's a dell inspiron 15r se. I have windows 7 Professional edition installed and Linux Mint I've tried the recovery disk for windows ...
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uninstall ubuntu

I am trying to uninstall ubuntu to install windows. when I tried to boot it is taking me to grub prompt. is there any other ways to boot without using grub or if using grub is compulsory then what is ...
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Ok Ubuntu HDD boots to black screen

This question is similar to this other one in that I get the same result, however I am booting an apparently fine HDD. For four days I have been booting Ubuntu 14.x on a very inexpensive laptop. I ...
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how do i download ubuntu desktop on wnidows 8 and make a dvd to upload ubuntu to my laptop

I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop to my laptop. I only have windows 8 on a desktop . the laptop has no operating system on it. if i download Ubuntu desktop on the windows 8 machine how do I burn ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu from USB

Earlied, I tried to install Ubuntu with Win7, and it works. But somehow I broke it, with some prompt like grub rescue, so I decide to reinstall Ubuntu again. I use Universal USB Installer with Ubuntu ...
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Is there any way to use ubuntu to convert an ISO to DMG?

I have an intel Imac (early 2006). I recently decided to install ubuntu on it as the sole OS as it was running 10.4.11 and was unable to meet my current needs. The optical drive on it is broken, so ...
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Dual boot problem win8.1/ubuntu14.4 [duplicate]

I need to know how to get to Ubuntu directly without opening Windows 8.1 Then i have to go to Metro screen and press Power icon and holding Shift key and clicking on Restart Choose, I want to know how ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 anymore

I have a Dell laptop which came with Windows 8.1 pre-loaded. I decided to dual boot with ubuntu 14.04.10 and everything was working fine. I was able to boot to both windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04.10 ...
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Ubuntu not booting unless flash drive installed from plugged in? [duplicate]

I recently put Ubuntu on a flash drive then installed it onto my computer, but now the computer will not boot unless the flash drive is plugged in. It is still iffy with it plugged in and only boots ...
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Ubuntu Single Boot on Mac Mini (late 2011)

HDD of my Mac Mini (2011) died. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it -- single boot from a USB. So, I replaced the HDD with a working disk and created a bootable USB drive as mentioned here: ...
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Removing Ubuntu:

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and found out that i hadn't given enough space to the root partition to fulfill my needs. As I was unable to resize the partition, i tried to remove the linux installation and ...
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How to make bootable usb from .imz file?

I am using this tool, but I don't have Windows machine anymore. Is there any way to make bootable USB from .imz files? Any ideas, how to do that?
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Ubuntu not listed as a Boot option after using Boot Repair

Had to reisntall Windows 8.1 and couldn't boot to Ubuntu afterwards. then, i followed a tutorial to use Boot Repair. now, i see the boot screen to choose operating systems but the only option there is ...
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ubuntu mate won't boot (stick install)

i'm trying to install Ubuntu Mate on my new laptop, which is currently cursed with windows8. i'm driving stick and successfully used USB installer. according to the manual it should now boot and ...
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Wifi works only with startup flash drive

I have 2 usb flash. one is the startup flash. the other i've installed latest ubuntu from the first flash device. so the problem is that when i boot using the fully installed usb flash drive, i ...
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booting in insecure mode Dell poweredge T20

I just installed Ubuntu server 14.04, on a Dell poweredge T20. but went I boot it up, using F12 for boot menu under UEFI is there a bootable ubuntu. but when i boot it ubuntu. it just print "booting ...
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Cannot boot off of SD card reader

I have a Asus Zenbook ux31a and my SSD just died so I am trying to run off of a SD card but cannot get it to boot off of it. I installed Ubuntu 64 bit onto the SD using a usb flash drive and created ...
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Does ubuntu installed with 'all erase the old and install new ubuntu' setting has separate partition for system and storage?

Does Linux installed with 'all erase the old things' setting has separate partition for system and storage like C: and D: that of windows? If not, what can I do to save my folders and files (like we ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from DVD

I am following instructions from a number of threads on askubuntu but to no avail. Here they are for your reference: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've ...
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Ubuntu 14 problem when booting

Few days ago I decided to try to use Ubuntu, but had some problems with booting (tty1. Asks to login, but fails) After that I installed Ubuntu again. Even though it loads, but still shows that error ...
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Nouveau unknown chipset at install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu version 14.10 on my new computer. It's a fresh build with nothing installed yet. You can see a list of the hardware here. At first I had difficulty with the UEFI boot, but ...
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14.10/14.04LTS New installation won't boot?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga (S1), and I install through a flash drive. After the notice pop up and say installed successfully and restart. The laptop will boot up and stop at boot device choice ...
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IO error after PSU change

I have just changed my PSU with better one... Plugged cables as same (and i unplug DVD) It works OK... But stuck here. Then blank screen... /etc/init.d/rc: 121: /etc/init.d/rc: ...
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Why I need several boot partitions (EFI and bios grub)?

I'm trying to understand how to properly partitioning the disk for future Ubuntu installations. The reason: after trying to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, I enabled "Legacy mode" on my HP ...
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The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu.Last night, I accidently ran ntfsfix (from the ntfs-3g package) on the windows partition in my hard drive. When I usually boot my machine, it shows the windows ...
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Ubuntu Boot error: NMI watchdog: enabled on all CPus

So, I cannot get Ubuntu to boot on my laptop: I insert my flash drive and change the boot priority and the normal screen of "try Ubuntu before installing" appears. That is what I select. 95% of the ...
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Unable to boot into 2nd Ubuntu installation on new SSD

I recently installed a new SSD on my laptop along with my old HDD. On this SSD, i did a new Ubuntu installation. so now i have sda old Windows and Ubuntu sdb new ubuntu installation I updated ...
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Is this a good way to dualboot Kubuntu with Windows 7 (legacy)

I have just bought a new computer pre-installed with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) on which I wish to install Kubuntu for dual boot. Installing dual boot was easy on my last computer, ...
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I changed my passwords using recovery mode and now my computer doesn't even boot

I bought new computer, I set up all necessary passwords, then I removed them, but somehow I couldn't authenticate for installing new drivers, so I read that I should recover the passwords using reboot ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Ubuntu 13.11 Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine check from unknown source

My Inspiron N5010 with Ubuntu 13.11 doesn't BOOT and gives the error: Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine check with unknown source Rebooting in 30seconds Current kernel and all recovery modes ...