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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my ubuntu installer doesn't see my hdd.

I have an old PC (dell optiplex gx 620, p4, 2gb ram, 160 gb hdd). I want to install the ubuntu 14.01 lts 32bit from a live dvd, but the installer doesn't see my hard drive. On the hdd is a windows 7 ...
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nomodeset no longer working

I've always needed to set nomodeset on my machine on first boot before installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers (GT340 graphics card), which has always been easily achieved via the LiveCD's Boot ...
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Long boot time due to “waiting for network configuration” - but network is configured statically

My system has a statically configured network that is fully functional. However, booting needs a long time due to "Waiting for network configuration" messsages. What can be the cause for this? I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot on Sony Vaio pcg7l1m

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio PGN7L1M. My CD drive doesn't work but I have an external connected. I have a boot DVD and a boot USB. Neither will boot. The booting options I can choose ...
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lubuntu 14.10 does not boot (DVD nor USB)

I recently purchased the Linux pro magazine edition for January 2015 sold in Montreal, QC. containing a double sided DVD with ubuntu 14.10 & lubuntu 14.10 in it. Though I have been able to ...
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14.10 upgrade left me with an unbootable system

I have been running 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p for some time. Today I did a 14.10 upgrade. The upgrade proceeded without any complaints. (I've done many upgrades before, dating back to some ...
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kernel panic on boot

I'm having some trouble booting ubuntu 14.04. The most weird thing is that after the kernel panic error shows up, if I restart the laptop, grub appears (not showing up when the panic occurred), and ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 : error mounting /export/video1 on boot [on hold]

Ubuntu 13.10 installed on Acer C720 Chromebook (after unscrewing write-protect screw and enabling SeaBIOS boot). Everything works OK except on boot, I get this message on the Ubuntu splash screen: ...
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Deleted Partition, Stuck in Grub Rescue

Long story short, I had Ubuntu pre-installed on my PC. I wanted to replace it with Windows 7, and after a long laborious process, successfully booted up the Windows 7 ISO on my computer with a USB. ...
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Asus x200ma dual boot windows 8.1 and elementary OS. UEFI

I just downloaded Elementary OS Luna on a flash drive and booted it in windows using this tutorial https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=46FtBpv6Bjk . I made a 20 GB recovery for windows. A 4GB swap partition ...
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Password box on boot up

Still a newbie. Using a clean maching, purchased from System 76 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. Got it mid-May of 2014. Key words: Ubuntu 14.04 boot password When I start my machine, I am taken ...
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Unable to boot after installing systemd-services and changing the init parameter on boot

I tried two different methods but could not install systemd 1st method from here, 2nd method from here Confirmation that systemd is not installed: edward@computer:~$ file /lib/systemd/systemd ...
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Fresh lubuntu install stuck on initramfs / busybox

I just did a fresh install of lubuntu 14.10 on my laptop (dell inspiron 5100), everything goes fine during the install but then when I reboot the boot won't finish properly and ends up with a terminal ...
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Doubt On Making And Changing Boot Animation In Ubuntu

Im planning on making a custom boot animation on my ubuntu software. The thing is that i dont know what the video size (BOOT ANIMATION) and how to change the boot animation. pl. help me out guys !!! ...
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Upgrade install from 12.04 to 14.04 was interrupted

My computer was in the process of upgrading from version 12.04 to 14.04. The computer was turned it off in the middle of installation, now I can't use my computer. I don't know what to do now. My ...
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Is it usable to install ubuntu over laptop Dell Latitude E5420 already installed with Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 on Dell Latitude E5420 and I am interested to give a try to Ubuntu. So to use Ubuntu efficiently, whether would I need to remove Windows and then install Ubuntu or can install ...
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Cancelled ubuntu server 14.04.1 LTS and now server won't boot

SOLVED. I cancelled the install as the title sais. The problem is now I can't boot into ubuntu, all it shows is a flashing underscore on a black background. I've tried resuming the download from the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting, behaves like a spoiled child

I've unsuccessfully tried to boot again in Ubuntu after 1 week of not using it. It clearly punishes me for that. Joke aside, please know that i'm using "vanilla" Ubuntu. I didn't tinker with it. All ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting freezing on “Booting system without full network configuration…”

I have Asus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 on it, the problem start after I change the permission of /etc which result that I can't execute the sudo commands when I tried to change the permission I got this ...
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Cant boot into Window 8 after installing Ubuntu

After i install Ubuntu, i cant boot into windows anymore, I already tried boot repair, and grub update, and it doesnt work. Please help Link from Boot repair. http://paste.ubuntu.com/9615598/
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Checking media [fail] acer aspire e11

On my new laptop i installed ubuntu 14.04 using a usb flash drive. It installs and then when i reboot i get a " Checking media [fail]" and it loops over and over. It seems as though the computer is ...
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Waiting 60 more seconds for network configuration [duplicate]

My laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) is taking too long showing a message "Waiting 60 more seconds for network configuration"
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Burg boot loader themes are not working

My Burg Boot Loader in Ubuntu 14.04 , isn't showing themes. I have Tried Installing Burg Many Times by different methods . but the themes are not working at all They are not shown up on burg-emu nor ...
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Ubuntu booting error: ehci-pci 0000:00:id.0: port 1 reset error -110

I hope I post in the right place. Whenever I boot Ubuntu 14, I get this error: ehci-pci 0000:00:id.0: port 1 reset error -110 ehci-pci 0000:00:id.0: port 1 reset error -110 ehci-pci 0000:00:id.0: ...
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Ubuntu taking too much time to boot how to finish that delay I am using lenovo G50(i 5) [on hold]

When I run the command dmesg > dmesg.txt output: dmesg.txt please give me solution
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No Login Screen on Warm Boot: How to compare logs when I can't log in?

I have a question that is tied to a previous issue and looking specifically for how to troubleshoot: LightDM won't start after Grub - Cannot Access TTY unless closing and re-opening lid I have ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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How can I set up muti-booting by grub on a usb with different OS .

How can I set up multi-booting by grub on a usb with different OS . The purpose is I want to choose the different OS when I plug in the USB.
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USB drive does not appear in BIOS boot order

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 along with Windows 8.1. Obviously I used a USB drive to install Ubuntu. I made all changes to UEFI so I could boot from USB. I could see the USB in the Boot Menu and was able ...
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Windows Boot Loader Calls Old GRUB Version

I have two hard drives and two GRUB versions. Windows still relies on the old version that I want to remove. How can I make Windows Boot Manager talk only to my new GRUB version. I started off with ...
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After Xubuntu install white flashin stripe [duplicate]

so I freshly installed Xubuntu(I also tried other distros) and after the install and restart the laptop at the boot I get a black screen with flashing light. I tried to reinstall again and same thing ...
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Dual Boot Windows and Ubuntu, Grub Problem

I'm a linux novice trying to get a windows/ubuntu dual boot working. I can access both OSs ok, but only by navigating through a series of strange BIOS menus for Ubuntu (Windows boots automatically). ...
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rd_size being ignored on boot

I need to set up one ram-disk of about 500MB so: I have added rd_size=512000 to my boot line (via /etc/defaults/grub & run update-grub) but I am still only given 64MB ram-disks As brd is ...
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Can't get to grub menu for dual-booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I have been knocking my head against this issue for weeks, and I am at a point where I do not know where to go next. I have a Sony VAIO that came pre-installed w/ windows 8 (has since been updated to ...
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Black screen, can't even get to boot menu

Ok, so I'm a noob. I just needed to install tails and I was going to be done with ubuntu. I burned the image to a DVD then restarted it to boot from tails. (Incase it might be related to anything the ...
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cannot boot ubuntu without usb [duplicate]

I replace my windows 7(was not booting) to ubuntu, but now ubuntu will not start withou the usb have tried many approaches without luck, have tried reinstalling grub but still not luck boot-repair ...
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Boot Failure 12.04

My machine won't boot, freezing mid-boot with a flashing caps lock, and booting in recovery mode I managed to get "Kernel panic -- not synching: Attempting to kill init! exitcode=0x00000007" I took ...
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I updated ubuntu to 14.10 and now weird things are happening

So I update my computer from ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. It finishes installing and I restart the computer and choose the option "ubuntu" it changed to a purple screen and stayed like that for ever. I ...
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Graphic card problem [on hold]

I am making my gaming build for computer for the past month, and I bought everything I need except my graphics card (I still have R7770 MSI), and I am thinking about buying this one. But I will gladly ...
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Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu constantly crashing

http://paste.ubuntu.com/9597237/ I have an Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting with Windows 8. I want to be able to switch back and forth, but that seems to be an iffy proposition. The Windows was installed ...
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'Remix' Live CD won't boot. Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init

So I'm creating a Ubuntu Remix CD based on this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch I'm pretty sure I've followed all of the tasks listed there. I move the test ...
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Xubuntu / Cannot boot unless navigating to EFI file in BIOS

I have a boot problem on my laptop (HP ProBook 450 G2) since I tried to replace the pre-installed Windows 7 by Xubuntu 14.04. The BIOS uses the UEFI boot mode (but trying the "Legacy" boot mode does ...
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Mac mini 2014 not booting Ubuntu 14.04 (no dual boot)

I just installed Ubuntu from a live usbkey on my brand new mac mini. Clean install to main HD with no dual boot or funny business: I plan on booting Ubuntu from the internal HD and connecting an ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 x64 very slow boot. Nouveau / nVidia: broken pipe?

(EDITED 2x) Recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 x64 takes over 4 minutes to boot on the system below. I don't understand the 'dmesg' output; at first I thought a USB MS Mouse was a problem; replaced that ...
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{14.04} No boot graphics (Not a problem just annoying) [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on my computer and when i boot, the bootloader graphics dont show. I am using the proprietary Nvidia drivers so i can edit videos. This isnt a big problem, its just annoying.
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Disk path changes from boot to boot

I have a disk sudo lshw -C disk *-disk description: ATA Disk product: Corsair CSSD-F12 physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@7:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sde version: 2.0 serial: ...
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Boot issues after uograding to Ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04. At the end I god a message saying that udisks2 had problems installing. The installation exited with error. I rebooted. The systed dropped me into a shell with prompt ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 boot takes ESC to give encryption passphrase prompt

Need help getting a friend's Acer Aspire 5560 (2048 MB, 500 GB, Radeon graphics using 512 MB of board RAM) up and running. Crunchbang got corrupted (or hard drive had a nasty event), used ...
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Not Booting correctly

So I launched the boot from CD the first time and I chose the option something else to install Ubuntu. I followed a tutorial on how to install it and it said either restart now or test it out so I ...
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new motherboard, old disk: “Gave up waiting for root device”, dropping to initramfs; grub reinstallation doesn't help [closed]

I want to use a new motherboard with an old disk. The disk has just one partition, with Debian/jessie installed. On booting, Debian is found and begins to start up with usual dmesg output lines. After ...