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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Triple Boot Win7pro/Win7basic and Ubuntu

I'm looking to triple boot my eeepc 1000he with Win7 and Ubuntu! I have win7 pro on one partition, win7 basic on another, and i'm thinking of creating a new partition (obviously) for Ubuntu. Can ...
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how do I dual boot ubuntu and chromium os on the same hard drive extracted from vmware virtual disk?

I have a chromium OS installation in a vmware virtual machine that I want to move to a partition on my PC and dual boot it with two Ubuntu installations on the same disk. How would I go about this and ...
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How to install on and boot from external SSD on UEFI?

I need an external SSD with Kubuntu to boot on different computers. So I created LiveCD, booted from it, plugged external SSD. With the help of GParted I converted the SSD to GPT and created ...
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Problem upon restarting Ubuntu: grub rescue

I am new to Ubuntu. I was restarting the system and got the following message: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>' What do I do?
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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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Creating a Live USB DebainOS [on hold]

I need to create a live usb debian image. I would be using it in a system with no keyboard inputs. What I would be doing is that I would plug in the usb and GO! the system would restart and boot up ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting problem

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 using USB Flash drive along with Windows 7. For that I've created 100 GB empty drive for installing it. After I had done with it was showing a GRUB menu showing ...
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Cannot boot after fresh install of 14.04

I have an SSD hard drive with no other OS installed. I have MSI P67A-GD65 MB, MSI GTX570 NVidia Graphics card. I freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 from the live CD. After reboot, it shows me a blank ...
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Boot up, Freeze up

I am trying to boot Lubuntu on an old xp box from a cd. I choose the Lubuntu option at start up. It boots but then does not function. I have used the escape key to enter into the start up options and ...
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HI,I ran into a booting problem

So I wanted to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I followed this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7gWIkAY7s The problem I got was, after I restarted pc when prompted by Ubuntu installer. I ...
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Minor problems with using an ASUS Z97-A Motherboard

I recently got a new ASUS Z97-A Motherboard which came with an Intel core i5 Processor and a new HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to the HDD. I was recently playing with the motherboard settings, ...
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Toshiba satellite L755 nvidia resolution + boot problem

I don't have alot of experience in linux, I tried all the solution I could find before asking this, here it goes: I recently got a new Toshiba laptop, today I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside of ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu.com as an ISO-file. Then I transferred this ISO-file to an 8 GB USB stick using usb-create-kde application. But when I try to boot up using this iso-file I do ...
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How do I get grub to load properly from a USB external hard drive?

I've created a bootable backup of my Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. I can now boot to my external backup from grub when grub is loaded from my internal hard drive, but I cannot boot to grub on ...
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Error on trying to use Live CD [on hold]

I have an ASUS K52F, HD and I think it burned, because it is not recognized at boot time, so I decided to run linux live cd to try to use to buy another HD, but I have received some errors at startup ...
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/dev/sda1 /boot is full [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions like this but I've tried pretty much to understand what to do and failed. By df -h I know that my /dev/sda1 /boot is with 100% use. I'm not understanding what I ...
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Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
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Can not boot any system after trying to install Ubuntu

I got a dell laptop (dell inspiron 1420) with windows vista by default. I wanted to install linux ubuntu on it: I burned the iso file to a 16GB flash memory I booted the laptop from this flash ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a DVD I burned. Ubuntu runs perfectly, but when I select Windows 7 from GRUB, the screen goes blank (with some coloured lines at the very top of the screen). From here, ...
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Forcing DVD Boot

well it's my first post... I've taken the job of doing a routine OS change on a laptop and now I'm facing a serious trouble since the BIOS and S.M.A.R.T check to press F12 or Del to change the boot ...
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Stuck at GRUB rescue menu? [on hold]

I recently had to reboot my laptop running 12.04 LTS. Whenever I boot the computer, it shows a black screen with a command prompt reading: error: hd0 out of disk. grub rescue> I've read that ...
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How Can I Suppress “Load Fallback Graphics Devices” and “Plymouth Upstart Bridge” Messages During Ubuntu Server 14.04 Boot-Up?

When booting Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, I see messages such as: * Starting load fallback graphics devices [FAIL] and init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process terminated with status 1 and init: ...
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How to triple boot Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying ...
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Installing Ubuntu on unbootable XP

I hope you can help me because I'm getting really frustrated here. I've decided to turn to Ubuntu since I'm fed up with a BSOD my XP is giving me for a few days now, but I can't get through the ...
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How to make sure, that grub always starts the default entry after a timeout? [duplicate]

When booting the Ubuntu system went wrong and the user is forced to cut off power, there is a feature, that disables automatic selection of grub menu upon next boot. Normally this is a nice feature ...
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how to make partitions on ubuntu 12.04 while installing it

I have HP probook 445 g1 with factory installed ubuntu 12.04. I don't know how my pc didn't boot one day. So I planned to reinstall ubuntu 12.04. But unknowingly I installed 12.04.4 while I wanted to ...
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deleted swap partition, WINDOWS doesn't work

Today i wanted to un install Kali, but i started from deleting swap partitions one 7.8gb and one 8.9gb (i did this in windows) I turned off the computer and to my surprise grub recovery came up. i ...
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Cannot boot from USB, need help

I wanted to format my w7 drive and install Ubuntu, so I have made an Ubuntu 14. 04 bootable USB, but when I try to boot from that USB it gives this message: Attempting boot from USB Normally it ...
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Grub badly confused; jumps between drives during boot

I've spent about two weeks now trying to get a box that was running 10.04 to run 14.04. One of the ongoing problems that has been absolutely maddening is that GRUB has been acting really strangely. ...
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Can't upgrade within Ubuntu or from boot

I'm a Linux beginner. I've used Ubuntu for a year but only for the every day stuff. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 on many occasions but it kept coming up with errors. I had tried lots of different ...
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Triple boot with Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 [on hold]

I have dualboot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop. But I want add Linux Mint 17. I have downloaded Linux Mint 17 .iso file, burned it on DVD and runned it for testing. But ...
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customize the startup application

I want to make my application as the startup application, means my.py should be come first after the ubuntu desktop came ( x app start ). How to do. Regards, Malatesh Ankaspur
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mountall: fsck /boot [333] terminated with status 1

I am running a Ubuntu Precise 12.04.4 LTS vm on an ESXi. Suddenly, the boot up process started crashing with the following message: /dev/mapper/luxsrv--vg-boot: 251/249856 files (6.4% ...
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Issues installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have been trying for the past couple of days to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I have been having problems left and right, but I finally ran into one that I can't figure out. I put Ubuntu ...
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booting from USB with Raid

I am trying to install the latest version of ubuntu on a dell precision t3500. but when I boot to usb stick. I get an error that says busybox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) build-in shell (ash) ...
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Screen freeze after login, with visible launcher [on hold]

When I log in on Ubuntu, the screen seems to freeze. Well I can move the cursor around but clicking on stuff doesn't do anything, I can see the launcher (or whatever it's called) but clicking on ...
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NUC DN2820FYKH ubuntu 14.04 UEFI

I have updated my BIOS to the latest version yesterday and since then the machine can't find bootable drive. I can boot using EFI console, but it doesn't play ball otherwise! I tried boot-repair but ...
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Error : gettext.mod not found

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my external hard drive and I used to boot it without any problem.But now there is an error saying: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/gettext.mod' not found. Entering ...
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Getting back to Windows XP [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus eee pc 1001px Netbook over Windows XP, but now I really need to get back to a native bootable Windows XP. I have the Windows installation CD but the machine won't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: C++ Program -> Broken Pipe -> Cannot get past Tty1

While I was running a C++ program (it involved SDL), the computer completely froze up; control C didn't work, and escape didn't work (I had it programmed that escape would close the program). So, ...
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After installation and restart, no OS is found and I only have a grub

I purchased a new Toshiba laptop pre loaded with windows 8 and I tried to replace the Win8 with Ubuntu. After a successful install with ubuntu, I restart the computer and it loads the USB again ...
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ubuntu 12.04 lost start boot prompt [on hold]

was Running windows XP with 12.04. Had trouble with a browser hyjacker in windows and my ubuntu boot prompt went away so I couldn't access ubuntu. I I then loaded 10.10 from a DVD it works but ...
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downloaded 14.04 to a usb stick [duplicate]

How do you boot from windows usb stick without it trying to install distro. The only way I could get the stick to boot was use wubi icon then it tries to install and ends up saying I don't have enough ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stops at start

I've installed the updates, and at the end it asked me to restart the computer. After I restarted, it stops at the booting. All I see is: black screen, Ubuntu 12.04 and the four dots in the middle of ...
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Error: ELF header smaller than expected [duplicate]

I had a power cut in the house and when I turned on my notebook again this error came up. How can I fix it? I searched already but nothing has helped (I'm probably doing something wrong). I looked ...
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Install Ubuntu but still boot into Windows 7 (No GRUB screen)

EDIT: Nothing was required my end, I have picked the best answer (Which I was going to do anyway) Thanks for the suggestions First of all I want to boot Windows only, I'm not having a duel-boot ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...