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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Cannot boot to SteamOS after upgrade to 15.04

A quick overview of my system: I have Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and a Debian-based OS (specifically SteamOS) all installed. All of them booted just fine before yesterday. Yesterday, I upgraded to Vivid ...
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udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization

During boot of Ubuntu 15.04 vivid the system waits too long for a usb device to be initialized. The problem is that the reported usb has a hub (front usb ports on my cabinet) but no device connected ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed; starting version 219

The previous two questions regarding the ACPI error message do not have answers that fix my problem with the same error. I have just upgraded to 15.04 and cannot log in after a normal boot. The login ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04 can't do graphical log in

I have done clean install recently of Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. And I was able to log in to the graphical environment until I enabled "boot to text" like said there: How do I disable X at boot time so ...
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Can't access my home directory “Encrypted private directory is not setup properly”

Hi I'm trying to access my home directory on my laptop hard drive through a live usb. I cannot boot into the OS on the hard drive and the home and root directory is encrypted. I have the encryption ...
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Getting an “Enter Passphrase” box at boot

I have upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 today. On 14.10, I did have my home folder encrypted. I have never had to enter a passphrase before (except the initial setting of it). Right after upgrading to ...
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Windows 7 does not boot after I installed ubuntu on a second drive

I installed Ubuntu on a different drive to Windows 7, but after installing, Windows 7 disappeared on the boot screen, that is I don't have options to boot Windows 7, the computer start up directly to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't start with nvidia driver

Hello I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and when I use the proprietary Nvidia driver Ubuntu doesn't boot. It shows "Starting 219" on my secondary screen and on my primary screen it shows something ...
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Boot Ubuntu with only the built-in Mac EFI loader?

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a partition of my Mac Pro's HD. I can boot Ubuntu if I use refind. I don't really like refind at all. I was wondering how to boot Ubuntu with just the Mac OS X EFI menu. I ...
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can i add space to sda1 boot from sda2 extended

I tried getting help in another post (SDA1 almost full. What do i do? [duplicate]) and was told it was a duplicate.everyone was helpful and i tried the suggestions as well as going to a post on how ...
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Live USB doesn't start - GNU GRUB version 2.02

When starting my laptop, the first and only screen I see is "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...". I can't access to BIOS, nor use a bootable usb flash drive. It doesn't read ...
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Updated to 15.04, Black screen with flashing cursor.. Suspected grub issue

The black screen with the flashing cursor was completely unresponsive. I loaded up a bootable USB drive and did "Try Ubuntu". I started looking around in Gparted and found this.... ...
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cannot boot - Ubuntu 14.04 server - waiting for network configuration error

i am having problem booting into a ubuntu server. the simple error is "waiting for network configuration" The problem started when the server got turned off due to power failure. i have tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 server locked after cleaning /boot

My Ubuntu 14.10 server locked after cleaning /boot. It has been working without any problems for several months, but yesterday I received an error message saying that there was no space on /boot. I ...
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unable to boot linux

I have installed linux on my brand new alienware area 51. When I start it up it loads directly into windows. If I press F12 for options Linux is nowhere to be found. I have tried using boot repair to ...
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Old laptop wont boot up [on hold]

my laptop runnning ubuntu 10.04 is booting to a initramfs prompt. I tried booted off the cd but it does not see it. I can't enter bios to view the boot menu or to view boot options either. Does ...
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Ubuntu boot stuck “stoping userspace bootsplash”

I have Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to boot my PC, it hangs at the message stopping userspace bootsplash. I tried the recovery mode and repair broken packages, but it's still hangs. Can someone help?
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Plymouth boot screen, boot messages on a background

I have set a custom background for my Grub screen, my Plymouth splash and my MDM greeter. I use the same image for all three backgrounds and it looks pretty good so far. What I would like to do now ...
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Boot from USB not working on Lenovo X1 3rd gen

I have a brand new X1 3rd gen with Fedora21 installed. After some kernel issues, I decided to install Ubuntu because when I was looking to fix my issues there was so much more help for Ubuntu than ...
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Ubuntu 15.04. Problem booting with systemd

I just upgraded Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04. When booting system with systemd it only gets to login screen. After login following message is printed: /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-fsck-at-reboot: ...
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Do I need a bootloader in my existing hard disk to boot from USB?

The question is aimed at understanding the boot functionality when I try to boot from USB/a pendrive containing an OS. Does it use the bootloader of my existing OS in the HDD when I try to boot from ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't boot after update from 14.04

first i got to say, i'm a complete newbie to ubuntu/linux. I bought a notebook a couple of days ago, with win7 installation on boot. After Windows i installed Ubuntu 14.04. I want to try something new ...
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Full Disk Encryption Passphrase at Boot: Keyboard not working

I have upgraded my System with full disk encryption from 14.10 to 15.04, and now i'm not able anymore to input my passphrase at boot and therefore can't access my system anymore. Strangely it worked ...
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Powered down my laptop during a drive partition, any way to save some data?

I was in the process of partitioning my laptop drive which was running the latest version of Ubuntu when I was forced to turn it off, knowing the damage it could cause. When I turned it on later it ...
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List all services starting at boot

I'm looking for a way to get a list of all the services (/etc/init.d or upstart or systemd), which are supposed to be starting (or having been started at) boot. How do you get a list of all starting ...
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Boot-sector size is constant?

I read that first sector on any partition needs to be reserved for bootloader, regardless of weather it is used or not. But sector sizes changed from 512 to 4096 bytes. So how much space must really ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 USB devices powered off at encrypted root password prompt

Since my update from Ubuntu 14.04 -> 14.10 -> 15.04 it sems that i cannot boot my system anymore as i am stuck at the password prompt when ubuntu appempts to mount my encrypted root partition. The ...
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error: no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue>

i have dual boot in my laptop win7 and linux.Accidentally i deleted linux partition.now when i try to boot it is showing following error error:no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue i ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Kubuntu Plasma Desktop not booting

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 today. The Laptop booted fine. However, after that I also installed Kubuntu Plasma Desktop from the Ubuntu Software Center. On booting default “Ubuntu” I get a black blank ...
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Partitions deleted, disk cleared, but boot info still there

I've been trying to set up my ThinkPad T420 to boot Windows 10 Technical Preview on disk 0 (/dev/sda) and Ubuntu on disk 1 (/dev/sdb). I've reinstalled many times, and now I'm having trouble booting ...
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/dev/sda1 /boot corrupted

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 on an IBM-Thinkpad X61 tablet (no Windows dual boot) and it seems I have corrupted my /dev/sda1 /boot. Symptoms: 1- When I login to home window, a "System Program Problem" ...
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Had to do nvidia-xconfig?

I just install fresh Ubuntu 15.04 and then I installed the nvidia driver from Additional drivers. I rebooted and all I got was black screen. I had to used recovery menu and then on there I click on ...
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Can't boot any live cd anymore

I have a dual boot setup on a UEFI machine, and until today I had no problems with this setup. However couple of days ago I tried installing Fedora 22 Beta. I was able to boot to the menu with: ...
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Will not reboot even after using boot-repair

My system will not boot up in ubuntu after installation and running boot-repiar. the link given is: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10873929 No boot sequence is shown, just boots directly into windows 8.1 ...
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Impossible to boot after proprietary drivers installation (Nvidia)

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 before, with the suggested proprietary drivers (can't remember exactly which version). I've just updated to Ubuntu 15.04. Everything is working fine with open source drivers. ...
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Can not support a full graphical boot with 14.04 LTS

What could be the difference between a standard booting and to do it with recovery mode/resume sequence? In my case, if I do it in the standard mode, the computer boots but freezes after a while when ...
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How to fix start up errors post upgrade to 15.04 Vivid Vervet from 14.10

My upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 Vivid went extremely well but upon reboot I got a new start up error. /sse/media not found, /ssf/media not found, and so on to /ssg, /ssh, /ssi and more. The machine ...
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How can I change the default boot text (Ubuntu 14.04) to custom text? [duplicate]

I am wondering how to change the text that displays "Ubuntu 14.04 . . . ." on boot to a custom text. Edit: I am talking about the ASCII text during the boot process, not the Ubuntu logo.
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USB bootable windows iso with unetbootin494

as the title says, I'm trying to make a bootable win7 USB drive using unetbootin494, i downloaded the file, made it executable from properties, but when i double click nothing happens, i tried ...
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How to boot from my old ssd

i wanted to try ubuntu, and made a bootable Memory stick and the ubuntu installer and try ubuntu works just fine. But now ubuntu or something overrides my macs boot menu and I do not know how to get ...
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Ubuntu Live USB won't boot, “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

I'm hoping to revive an old netbook I have laying around by installing Linux on it. I did what I gather most of us are supposed to do: I created a Xubuntu 14.10 Live USB with Unetbootin, plugged the ...
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ubuntu can not boot after suspend

If I suspended ubuntu, it can be waked up and works well. But I can't restart it, there would be a black screen with a cursor blinking. If I insert the live-usb and reboot with it, then try ubuntu, ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 - No grub screen. Need to Ctrl Alt Del to reach grub

Turning the machine on or rebooting leads to a black screen right after the brand logo (Acer) splash screen. Nothing happens until I hit Ctrl+Alt+Del, which kind of reboots but shows the grub menu. At ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu, after messing with GRUB file

I use Ubuntu 14.04 (alone, no dual boot) and today it installed a new kernel (3.13.0-49). For some reason, it did not work well with my system, the mouse did not respond, and neither did my network. ...
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My /boot is almost full [duplicate]

It seems like this is not the same for every one. I don't want to mess it up so it will not boot. I think this will help to show others what I have and what I should do: :~# df -h Filesystem ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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15.04 - very slow boot [on hold]

After upgrading to 15.04 , one computer is very, very slow to boot -several minutes, instead of ~20sec. I do not know if this helps: graphical.target @1min 40.961s └─multi-user.target @1min 40.961s ...
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Dual booting machines

Is it possible to run a dual boot machine by installing Windows on one hard drive in the machine, and installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive inside the machine?
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Different linux OS on particular hdd [on hold]

Have Adaptec RAID controller. There're 4 hdds on it. Existed Centos 5.10 on: /dev/sda1 - /boot ext3 /dev/sda2 - LVM I decided to migrate to Centos 7 and installed It on: /dev/sdd1 - /boot XFS ...
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Kubuntu does not start after rebooting following an upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

I am a new Kubuntu user who's had difficulties when trying to upgrade Kubuntu. After upgrading Kubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10 and restarting, my computer boots to a black screen and does not start. ...