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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{14.04} No boot graphics (Not a problem just annoying)

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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Grub doesn't appear Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem when I start my computer. The problem is that when I start the computer, grub doesn't appear but it is installed. Firstly, I installed Ubuntu instead of Fedora 21 (I had Windows 8.1 ...
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Black screen even with live CD [on hold]

I'm a little baffled here. All of a sudden, my elementary OS laptop went totally black. I see the EFI boot manager, so I know the display is working. However, when it boots it just goes black. I've ...
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Disabling IRQ #11

I am kind of a noob with linux. I know simple commands like sudo apt-get and things like that. But I have been having problems with my computer. a lot of times I will start my computer and it will ...
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How to fix “EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro”

I saw this in the system log: EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro. What is the meaning of this error? How to fix it? Relevant output: $ dmesg | grep mount [ 1.515956] EXT4-fs ...
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Laptop not booting from bootable dvd

My laptop (hp pavillion dv6000) x32 has recently been configured with ubuntu 14.10. All was working fine (since I installed ubuntu through a dvd) untill I did an update and rebooted. My resolution has ...
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clean install boot fails

My computer gave me the last few days strange errors like 'device not found' whilest booting, tried to figure it out and used some tips from these forum, all methods failed, the last method ended up ...
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Realtek ALC662 rev3 speaker problem

I have a strange problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and the Speaker of a particular PC (all-in-one, builtin speaker). cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec Codec: Realtek ALC662 rev3 Codec: Intel ...
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multiboot problem [duplicate]

Have a PC with 3 harddisks, one of which is a SSD 250GB. I have three OS installed on this SSD. (three partitions: ssd1 with Windows 8.1, SS2 with Windows7 and SSD3 with Ubuntu 14.04. ) The ...
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how do i boot up into ubuntu on an acer aspire v5 froma flash drive/disk?

I plug in the USB with Ubuntu on it and i press f12 and i click USB but it just goes into normal windows. And after trying multiple times it still dosent work need help?
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Ubuntu UEFI entry deleted. I need to restore or push another

I reinstalled Windows 8 yesterday. My mistake was deleting the EFI partition, so the entries for Ubuntu have gone. Now, I have lost Grub and my PC boot Windows automatically. There's any way to push ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub Rescue Mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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Dual booting broke my main OS

I recently decided that I wanted to try out Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, so I decided to dual boot it. I went the easy way about it and when it came to partitioning; I selected "use this along with Windows 7". ...
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EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd

I wish to completely remove OS X from my Mac and single install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Although I wish to use the newer EFI boot method instead of the legacy BIOS boot, I do not want to use rEFInd or any ...
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Error 5 Input/Output error during installtion through USB

I have followed every possible issue but still not avail to solved the problem hard disk fully formatted Windows 7 / 8 installed without any issue after getting the issue check memory issue / Test ...
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What could cause “Waiting for network configuration” + 2 minutes unskippable hanging at boot when no network interfaces are configured?

After installation of a bunch of unknown programs (the program causing the problem must have been in the long list of dependencies, /var/log/dpkg.log contains > 38000 entries for the relevant dates) ...
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Choosing OS grub screen not displaying

I installed Windows 7 after Ubuntu 14.04. I recovery GRUB, but when I start system the Grub window where I need to choose the OS not display, and Ubuntu loads by default. What did I do wrong?
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PXE boot 14.04 : filesystem.dir not working: do I have to use filesystem.squashfs?

I've been using PXE-Boot with an extracted filesystem rather than squashfs so far: [NFS-server]:/[cdpath]/casper/filesystem.dir/ instead of [NFS-server]:/[cdpath]/casper/filesystem.squashfs This ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot issue

My system was not booting anymore, so I ran the "Boot-Repair-Disk". Now Boot Repair seems to be stuck during: Purge kernels then reinstall last kernal mapper/ubuntu-vg-root (ins). This may require ...
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(GER) Wide font in Ubuntu at Start-up, unreadable/blurry

When I boot my laptop, I see messages that tell me what happens during boot using an unreadable/blurry font. When I change /etc/default/grub and set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash ...
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How to make a external harddrive bootable(windows) from ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 13.04 on my machine. I have a external hard drive of 500 GB. I want to convert that hard drive to a bootable drive with windows in it. Is there any way i can do that? Will doing ...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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How do I get a graphical installer for Ubuntu GNOME?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu GNOME over my vanilla Ubuntu installation. I've downloaded the amd64 version of Ubuntu GNOME through torrent (since I have a 64-bit processor), and the md5sum checks out. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot hangs at logo after updating

Yesterday, I did a update/dist-upgrade. Today, I powered on the machine and it was hanging at the loading screen with logo and cycling dots - I've waited at this screen for about an hour several times ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 on Lenovo G505s Purple Screen Problem

Alright, I have been on every forum and website I can think of to fix this but with no success. My system specs are as follows: Lenovo G505s- AMD A10-5750M, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, AMD Radeon 8570M 2 GB, ...
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How to fix Bluetooth related errors on boot

When I boot my laptop, I see on the screen the following messages: [ 5.307568] Bluetooth: Error in firmware loading err = -110,len = 448, size = 4096 [ 5.307601] Bluetooth: Loading patch file ...
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How to boot an installed Ubuntu 14.04 shared throgh NFS via PXE (a.k.a a diskless station)?

I know LSTP exists, but I want to do it "manually" I've achieved booting a LiveCD, but with a system installed in a second hard disk (namely, /dev/sdb1) I'm stuck in a busybox shell. Basically, what I ...
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Ubuntu stuck on installer

I've just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, 1TB storage and 4GB RAM. I've downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and used a USB as the boot option. Before this, I partitioned my HDD into a ...
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How to add Windows 7 to grub menu

I have netbook with Windows 7 on the first partition (no 100 mb partition) and a second partition with Ubuntu 14.04 installed from pen drive. The boot manager grub I installed selecting the whole ...
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Solution to error: No DEFAULT or UI Configuration directive found gives error: “Could not find kernel image”

I made a boot disk with the Universal USB installer with Fat32 format When I tried to boot from the USB, I got the following error: "No DEFAULT or UI Configuration directive found" So, I tried ...
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Black screen after clean Ubuntu 14.10, ATI open source drivers

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit and upon boot my laptop screen goes completely black after the Ubuntu logo is shown. Changing TTY's does not help in this case, the screen remains ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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Samsung ssd Ubuntu 14.04 install won't boot on Lenovo B575, but works perfectly on a new ASUS Z87-A motherboard

I am trying to get a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Samsung ssd drive to work on an older Lenovo B575 laptop (2011). For some reason when I go to boot from the ssd drive the system does not even ...
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Windows 7 boot failure after Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer netbook a week or two ago which ran Windows 7 before the Ubuntu installation. I know that my question isn't the first of it's kind but I'm not the most seasoned ...
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hard disc lubuntu recovery file permissions? [on hold]

i have an acer 1 netbook that has hard disc failure. I want to recover the files. I had been using ubuntu 12.04 lts. i am now booted with lubuntu 1404 recovery usb stic. the file manager allows ...
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Trying to make a live USB

So I have been trying to make and get working a Live USB for Ubuntu (14.10) on a Windows 8 machine with UEFI. I have downloaded the iso, run pendrivelinux's Universal USB installer, and then when I go ...
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Adding Win7 to Ubuntu through Ubuntu dual booting

I really need some step by step help here. I know I need to change the partitions of ubuntu to add my win7 boot up here. However, I have not been able to get this to work right. Problematic in that ...
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Fresh install of 14.04 - Gave up waiting for root device

I hope you can help me. I've read many, many questions and solutions to my problem on here, however so far I have been unsuccessful in resolving the issue. The system is a Asrock e350m1, 4GB RAM, ...
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Grub does not start anymore after removing a btrfs partition

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10. Consider the following setup: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sdb1: UUID="0dde146f-ebdc-472d-83a2-48104e23cb8f" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="00061e41-01" /dev/sdb5: ...
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Crypted Ubuntu 14.04, how to increase boot partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside a virtual image, running on an Windows 8 Host. System is completely crypted, I guess that's why I got this error. When I start the image I get just the screen you ...
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Why does my 14.04.1 hang up after login - on vm fusion and virtualbox vms?

I run 14.04.1 (upgrade from 13.10) on a MBP (2011) running VM Fusion 7.1.0. I used the vm on Monday (12/15/2014). Just before shutting down, I OK'd a software update. When I tried to use the vm ...
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Ubuntu not booting (Busybox) **DATA RECOVERY**

I have been using ubuntu for a while now. On one of my laptops (which has a broken battery and needs to be plugged in to work). I had overloaded it, therefore I took the charger out (stupid me) and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit won't boot after installation on Acer Travelmate

OS was installed using a USB, as the laptop has no CD/DVD drive. I've installed from the "Try Ubuntu without installing" option and from the "Install Ubuntu" option, each while connected to the ...
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Cant install ubuntu and cant find windows 7 partition

I tried to install Ubuntu, but when I chose the partition on which I wanted to install it, my computer suddenly froze and refused to continue the installation process. So I was obliged to restart it. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 64 bit won't boot after installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 64-bit via USB on my HP Pavilion g6 as a solo OS. It installs properly and runs great after installation. But after shutting it down and starting it again, the grub menu ...