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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Trying to install Ubuntu but internal HDD not present

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu as the primary OS on my new computer from a USB boot. The computer came with an internal 500g HDD which I'm hoping to install onto but whenever I open the ...
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Mac osX OR Win7 VM on Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to find a way to run a Virtualbox for Win7 or Mac osX on my Ubuntu 14.04 Host... Everything that I find to is a non-bootable .ISO and requires a software and additional file to make ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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Cloning Ubuntu and creating dual boot?

I want to experiment with Ubuntu and see if upgrading to V14 will cause me any issues with my installed software. Through the LiveCD I have used GParted to successfully resize my filesystem ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a pre-installed windows 8.1 64-bit WITHOUT UEFI

I bought a new Toshiba with a pre-installed version of windows 8.1 64-bit. It happens that I need to install Ubuntu, but because of UEFI I'm not sure how to do it correctly. I'm trying to avoid ...
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Black screen after booting on 1404

Good afternoon. I have a mini laptop Gateway LT2022 in which I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for some time now. I was running out of battery one day so I pulled down the lid and plugged in the ac ...
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Boot Hiren in External hard drive [on hold]

I have tried rufus but it does not detect my external hard drive. I want to ask if there is another way that I can boot Hiren's in my external hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04 Thanks in advance..
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04. initctl: Event failed

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.04 and it is failing. Then I tried to boot by going in 'recovery mode' and opting 'normal boot'. The error message I am getting is : initctl: Event failed Skipping ...
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Step by step process recovering data from a failed hard drive

How may i recover my data from my failed hardrive using a usb? I can only access boot set up on my comouter(win8).
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please help! Windows won't load after installing Ubuntu!

First post here. Sad it's about some noob mistake. I just installed Ubuntu today and it installed great. I had the .iso for 14.04 64x on my flash drive. I installed Ubuntu on that, and finished the ...
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Dual Boot with SSD and HDD Storage

I currently have a 1TB HDD setup to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I am purchasing a 256GB SSD and another 1TB HDD. My intentions are as follows: Setup the SSD as my dual boot device with Adobe ...
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Damaged GRUB 2 in my laptop

I have a genuine Windows 8 pre-installed on my laptop. I installed the Ubuntu in UEFI mode, using a live CD, but now the GRUB doesnt show, hence,not allowing me to boot to windows if I want to. It ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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Booting from a USB on a PC Syslinux Boot Promt

I have a corrupted version of Windows 7 on my PC so I can't boot up anymore. I have all my data saved on a SSD so im not loosing anything. I thought this would be the perfect time to try Ubuntu. I ...
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12.04 to 14.04 Upgrade Disasterous

Installed 14.04 to new box - everything worked perfectly. Removed 14.04 and installed - Elastix PBX - everything worked perfectly. Using "same" DVD, attempted to reinstall 14.04 - random DVD activity ...
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GRUB Rescue no such partition PLEASE HELP

Im new here so "Hello guys" i know to much themes like this on this site. BUT i have realy big problem AND NOW i dont know how to fix it i getting this error when installing ubuntu 14.04. ( i have ...
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GRUB available, but can't boot (end_request: I/O error)

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on Asus S400 laptop that has /root at the 20Gb SSD drive. While /home directory is mounted onto the SSD drive, the directories are placed onto a 500Gb drive via symlinks. When I ...
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Desktop is empty after installation/first logon

I'm new with linux so I do not know a lot about it. I was just trying to Intall Ubuntu 14.04 on mu DELL DIMENSION E521. The installation worked perfectly fine.. no errors... After the computer ...
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Boot-tasks are being executed twice after upgrade to 14.04

after a distribution upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS I noted that the boot-process took longer than it should. I took a look at boot.log and saw that some boot-tasks have been executed twice. ...
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Black Rectangle on booting 14.04 LTS covering Grub Options

Every time start my laptop the black rectangle appears and covers and hides all the boot options (like Ubuntu, Memtest, or any other OS installed on different partition of same Hard disk). Sometimes ...
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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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ubuntu 14.04 starup black and white dots dashes flashing

I searched the whole Internet, and found no solutions, let alone reason behind. My Ubuntu 14.04 runs fine. But everytime it boots, at the every beginnig, a black screen with small white dots and ...
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hi…i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager…now [duplicate]

i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager...now i get error:no such partition grub rescue> i used the following video ...
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Ubuntu Won't Load or Allow Os Install

I installed 14.04 yesterday as a substitute to Windows 7. Everything has worked fine until earlier today. The Software Center was freezing and I got that fixed. Since then 14.04 has been acting ...
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Recover Windows 7 boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have a HP dv6000 laptop which originally (5 years ago) came with Windows Vista. The 250 GB hard disk is divided in 3 parts. One partition carries only data (A: 140 GB). Other partirion has Windows ...
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Anyone know how i can resolve a black screen start up issue on Ubuntu 14.04

This is what I am receiving after using boot repair: =================== Final advice in case of recommended repair The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS] are far from the start ...
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Ubuntu installation confusion

I need to know what are the things that are required to successfully install Ubuntu on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but every forum/site mentions ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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USB Boot Drive is not recognized from Windows computers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my 16GB PNY flash drive, to use as a boot disk for my laptop. Now, it is running ludicrously slow, no matter what, so I am trying to re-install Ubuntu, but when I plug my ...
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ubuntu -grub rescue for no real reason?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a brand new EXTERNAL hard drive. I loaded it up with a booted flash drive, then went through the install process, dividing the drive in half (450GB for ubuntu), 10 gb ...
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BOOTCHART : not creating the bootchart after reboot

Should not bootchart create the image file after I restarted the system? It is not happening so. WHat should I be doing?
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How to move GRUB installation to a different partition? [on hold]

I have a laptop for work. I originally had Windows 7 on it then I installed Linux Mint 17 to dual boot. During my installation of Mint 17 I accidentally installed GRUB on the wrong partition (sda2). ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows *CANT BOOT INTO WINDOWS AT ALL

I've recently been stuck on ubuntu for a while now. I tried formatting and removing the partions but the only error i got was BOOTMGR was missing... Could someone give me some help?
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 and install Windows 7 without dual boot? [duplicate]

How can I install Windows 7 and remove Ubuntu 14.04? I do not have dual boot or anything, when I first installed Ubuntu on my "experiment desktop", I formated my entire harddrive. Any help with this ...
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Unable to update ubuntu applications because there is not enough space on /boot

I am unable to update ubuntu because there is not enough space on /boot. Some googling has shown a lot of people have this issue but the reason for /boot being full is different for everyone and ...
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How long should the first boot (just installed Lubuntu) take? 45 mins and counting [on hold]

SUCCESS!!! I Figured out the issue. I was using the AMD64 edition, and should have been using i386. After installing the official Ubuntu, version 13.10, the only issue is getting the trackpad to work ...
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Cannot boot Windows after upgrading Ubuntu

I cannot run any version of Windows (Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8) not even able to boot installation disc after I upgraded my system to Ubuntu 14.04. Please refer the following link for more ...
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“an error occurred while mounting /home/aljobory/drive” [duplicate]

When I start Ubuntu must be press s latter twice times to start system: 'an error occurred while mounting /home/aljobory/drive' press S to skip or m to recover
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Ubuntu starts too slow about 20 seconds [duplicate]

It has been few weeks that my ubuntu 14.04 is taking arround 20 seconds to get the main screen which should not have happened. WHat could be the reasons and how do I overcome it?
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Is it possible to install windows7 on Ubuntu14.04?

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A REPEATED QUESTION AS THE QUESTION SIMILAR TO THIS HAVE ALL FAILED TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM. I have tried to install windows 7 on ubuntu-14.04 with a live USB stick, but I ...
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Why is the Ubuntu installation not working on a Macbook Air, while I can boot the live CD?

I've got a Macbook Air mid 11 (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Ram). I've downloaded ubuntu 14.04.1 version and I've followed these instructions to make a dual boot on my Air, with Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot issues [duplicate]

Won't boot at all, just hangs on black screen with flashing of HDD activity light and occasionally the cooling fan will spin up. I'm using a zoo storm laptop with i5, 16Gb RAM and 1TB hard drive. I've ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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Grub Rescue. Cannot reach boot configuration. Does not boot from USB

So I think I may have messed up pretty badly. Yesterday I deleted the partition that had Zorin OS installed on it. Little did I realize that doing that does not fully remove it. To make sure I had it ...
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Solved - Failure to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04

I was trying to upgrade to 14.04, everything vent fine without errors but after reboot the system has crashed. I am getting this error message: mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /root failed: Invalid ...
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How to completely delete/uninstall (K)Ubuntu 14.04

I am pretty new to ubuntu/linux. I love the linux idea and i was looking for distribution i would choose. I chose Kubuntu 14.04, burned .iso on dvd and installed Kubuntu without problems. Then i was ...
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Ubuntu failing to install on seperate HDD, blank screen, flashing cursor

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop ISO and burned it to a bootable cd and have made a bootable usb drive using both Universal USB Installer and Unetbootin. I have tried mutliple ways to attempt ...
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Facing issue in installing ubuntu 12.04.2

I tried to install ubuntu 12.04.2 on my laptop. I performed following actions with the system- (1) I wanted to replace windows 7 by ubuntu. so started installation with "Try Ubuntu" option. While ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...