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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Ubuntu with system on mdadm, broken grub, won't boot

My old disc started failing so I decided to change it. While moving data to a new disk, seeing how big it is, I though it would be a good decision to split the disk and add some insurance with RAID1 ...
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Can't boot without another HDD

I've two problems: I took my old HDD and put it in a hard-drive enclosure. Then I connected this to an notebook which is running on Windows Vista. I also connected a USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 with ...
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Internal card reader doesn't recognize my SDHC Ubuntu OS card only at boot time

I have two notebooks both Lenovo's: A T510 and a x200s. On the x200S I can boot from the SDHC card into my Ubuntu OS. With the same SDHC card my T510 doesn't show me the SDHC Ubuntu card in the ...
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Start Ubuntu from SDHC card without booting into it

I have a SDHC card from which I can not boot, ecause the internal SDHC reader of my Lenovo laptop isn't recognize it. I can boot from it on my other Notebook without any problems. Nevertheless I can ...
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How to set MTU for autoconfigured interfaces

I have a computer that may have multiple network devices, which are only in some cases available. Currently all network devices are configured completely automatically. Now I need to set the MTU for ...
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Ubuntu installer hangs

I am currently trying to attempt a Quadboot with Win 7 (50GB SSD), Mac OS X Maverick, Ubuntu & Android 4.4 all on a Samsung Spinpoint S3 500GB HDD, I will also have a WD 1TB HDD for backup and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after installation

I have a Vaio Pro and had Ubuntu 13.10 with EFI boot on it which worked fine until I did something wrong. What I did: reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 run boot-repair create the ...
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Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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Blank screen trying to boot from CD for install

I am pretty convinced as to why LINUX flavors will never be mainstream for general consumers. It is because of problems like I am encountering. I download and the installer ISO and made the CD to ...
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System Updated to 3.13 Kernel that won't boot

Recently, I got a message that told me automatic updates to my hardware would end 8/07 and decided to update my system to the latest kernel version 3.13. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on some fairly old ...
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Grub rescue no such device error

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. And I'm running into a Grub rescue no such device error. I have an older desktop with two hard drives: 60GB and 500GB (resp. sda and sdb). I think they're PATA. I can't ...
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FGLRX Ubuntu 14.04 32bit blank underscore

I'm just slightly confused what is happening after installing proprietary drivers, my graphics card is an ATI 6870 and after I install FGLRX I reboot to find an eternal blinking underscore. Removing ...
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No boot on a dual boot Samsung laptop

I had a dual boot on my Samsung laptop (Ubuntu14.04 + Windows 7) 32bit. My laptop is 64bit so I decided to switch. I removed all the partitions and ran a live Ubuntu disk just to clear MBR with the ...
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Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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Ubuntu 14 freezes at splash screen

I just installed ubuntu 14 LTS on my new computer and sometimes when I boot the machine, the grub loader will have a black box within the purple grub box and that is usually followed by the Ubuntu ...
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After clean install of Ubuntu 14.04: “Reboot and select proper boot device”. How do I fix this if Boot-Repair did not work?

I tried running Boot-Repair as referenced by the following question, but after restarting, I still see the same "Reboot and select proper boot device" error. Does anyone know another viable solution? ...
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Can't Boot to Live CD - Samsung NP355E5C-A01US

I am trying to upgrade my laptop, a Samsung NP355E5C-A01US, from Ubuntu 12.10 to 14.04. The previous installation (Ubuntu 12.10) has become a bit unstable making this very difficult. I have a Live ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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Error during Installation of Ubuntu?

Error: Error while reading mbr of drive (hd01) No wubildr Error:Cannot find grldr in all devices
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had a few problems with Ubuntu 12, so i installed Ubuntu 14.04. I had a problems with booting (Ubunut didn't start). I repaired Ubuntu boot with boot-repeair, but i think i destroy Windnows 8.1 ...
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Cannot access Windows OS [duplicate]

I'm new to linux. I have partitions (first time heard this word, anyway) for Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. After I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows, I was not able to access my Windows anymore. When ...
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HP Windows XP won't start [on hold]

my HP laptop does not start in any way (not even in safe mode) and I have unsaved information in my computer. How can I use ubuntu to solve my problem ? Thanks, LIMOR
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Get error about modprob while booting

When I want to boot my os, i got this error before booting : libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist_kinect.conf line1: ignoring bad line starting ...
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Setting HOSTNAME on startup

Our lab group just purchased a dozen or so new workstations. They're Dells, so perhaps conveniently they report their service tag with dmidecode -s system-serial-number. We're thinking of using ...
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Stuck at Boot Black Screen After Reboot

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04 on VirtualBox. Windows host. Not sure if it is related, but I have just installed sendmail and mailutils. After a reboot, it's stuck at the black console screen, it's ...
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Trouble booting from USB Windows 8

I have a Toshiba Satellite p75-A2000 laptop. I have created a live usb Stick with netbootin . I already disabled secure boot and made USB the number one boot priority. However my laptop just loads ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after using Ubuntu Tweak Janitor

I ran Ubuntu Tweak's janitor function and now Ubuntu won't start. When I start the computer the screen shows the Ubuntu logo screen, then it just goes blank instead of displaying the login screen. ...
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Plop boot menu in ubuntu

I have an old sony laptop that doesn't support booting from USB and its CD ROM drive is broken. Previously I was able to boot from USB through plop boot manager, but recently I deleted partitions and ...
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stored iSCSI information target in Ubuntu 14.04 boot

We are doing some testing with iSCSI boot of Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a large bed of diskless clients. We installed one client to an iSCSI target rbd_base and then shut down and cloned the volume and ...
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All processes on how to install ubuntu on new formatted hardisk

i installed ubuntu successfully but when i boot the PC, it tells me that it cant find any bootable device unless i put the usb stick back in. i have done the installation more than 5 times still ...
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Auto boot Linux. Hide boot menu with Grub 2

I've read the forum but it seems my grub boot menu doesn't follow the form of the config file. I would like the menu to not appear unless shift is pressed. My current /etc/default/grub is: ...
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Ubuntu and Mint Dual Boot— GRUB rescue---LILO-GRUB2

I have long and interesting story to share and need desperate help. I consider myself n beginner linux user not absolutely a noob. I have dual boot system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13.10. ...
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Help booting from disk

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer, but I would like to get Windows back onto it. The only problem is that I can't boot from any CD/USB/SD, all I get is the GRUB boot menu, ...
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unable to boot 12.04

I have my hp probook 445 g1 ubuntu installed factory state. I was running out of boot space on my PC so I installed ubuntu-tweak to clean it.But it didn't worked. After that an error symbol is placed ...
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Booting ubuntu iso file from grub menu

I follow Grub2 ISO boot guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot here is my menu for iso booting menuentry "Ubuntu 14.04 Live" { set isofile="/lilw/os/ubuntu.iso" loopback ...
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Problem after Ubuntu boots !!! 14.04 LTS 64 bit

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS edition 64 bit. For the last few weeks, Ubuntu is booting properly, after I enter the password ... everything goes black and it shows nothing at all. I do not know what ...
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Boot device not found after installation of Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0.4

After earlier problems with a dual boot setup with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 I decided to start with a clean install of windows 8.1 and installed ubuntu after that. After the installation of Ubuntu ...
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booting problem with windows preinstalled

hello every one when i am trying to boot using the usb stick it is showing some error as unable to boot or some service failure type of thing .i am presently working with Windows and want to explore ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Screen is black after closing the lid, reboot does NOT work, completly unresponsive, HELP

computer: samsung N150, OS: Lubuntu 14.04, dual boot with windows 7 I am a non-experienced user. I got a black screen after closing the lid, and restarting the computer from the on/off button does NOT ...
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Black screen after update was interrupted by laptop switching off [on hold]

I completely messed up my things, I was using ubuntu 14.10, yesterday I was updating it and during the installation my laptop got switched of as it ran out of battery and then I do not know what ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Empty desktop on boot

My laptop worked fine earlier today, but just now I started it up and logged in, but my desktop is empty, my panels/toolbars/status bars are gone, and while I can move the mouse, right-clicking does ...
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14.04 LTS 64 Bits booting trouble

When I try to boot Ubuntu, first I get the grub options and then I choose to boot. After this, the screen gets full of 1111111111111 and then continues to Ubuntu logo with some commands that are ...
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Factory Restore Windows? [duplicate]

Hello, So recently I dual-booted my Windows system with Ubuntu, then I decided remove Windows and install Ubuntu 14.04. Before that, I'm using Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 8. I have a Toshiba ...
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how do I boot ubuntu on an hp envy m6 with windows 8 originally?

I'm installing ubuntu on someones computer after repairing it as they asked, but I did not expect to need a password and boot into windows to be able to boot ubuntu. How do i configure it and get it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS triple boot

I've already installed both Windows 7 dual boot and want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside them while I trying install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hasn't saying multiple OSs only says this computer has ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 12.04

I have my hp probook 445 g1 ubuntu installed factory state. I was running out of boot space on my PC so I installed ubuntu-tweak to clean it.But it didn't worked. After that an error symbol is ...
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Removing fallback efi from refind

I've installed the latest refind to manage a ssd partitioned with OSX and Ubuntu. This has been working great and has been set up exactly how I wanted it until a recent dist-upgrade. For some reason ...
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Replacing os, boot loader not showing

I know many have asked this before but their problem is either: it directly boot to windows or does not boot at all. But my problem is slightly different and fixing this might also be different or ...
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Operating system not found - tried everything

As the title says, I get the freakin' "Operating system not found" when I try to boot up my netbook. A little bit of history Back in 2012 my netbook prompted the message for the first time. I just ...