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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The newest kernel 3.13.0-32 fails during boot - any solutions?

The newest kernel 3.13.0-32 fails to boot and hangs saying... resume: libgcrypt 1.5.3 (i think). eventually it complains about not being able to mount swap But when I revert to kernel 3.13.0-30 ...
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setting of grub for two linux distributions installed to two separate harddisk

I installed a second harddisk to my laptop so that I can test on new linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed linux mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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When i attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from USB, after the restart in the 5th step, it boots back up into windows 7 (my current OS)!

When i attempt to boot from USB (my computer can do this), the Ubuntu boot screen shows up correctly. But when i attempt to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, my computer restarts after choosing between ...
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Elementary OS no longer boots [on hold]

i feel a bit off asking about Elementary OS here, but I've seen other questions about it here so let me just start. I had just installed elementary OS on my laptop, it was working fine, I had ...
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Failure to reboot after commamd line shutdown

My system is a ASUS 1015E DS02 laptop running Ubuntu-12.04 LTS desktop with upgrades,updates current, the current kernel is linux 3.2.0-67 generic. It has a 19" Polaroid monitor/tv connected via SVGA ...
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flash disk not mounted in ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux and I have installed recently ubuntu 14.04. I have an .img file of 2GB and I want to make my flash disk bootable with this image. I used the command: dd if=xxx.img of=/dev/sdb1 ...
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New install of 14.04 LTS on Macbook Pro (triple boot) won't boot after install

I got my Macbook Pro 2009 to successfully dual boot to Windows 7 and Yosemite. I installed Mint and it wouldn't boot so then I tried Ubuntu LTS. When I boot up and select Ubuntu in Refind, it hangs ...
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Cairo-Dock crashed my Unity desktop, is this possible?

I'm still new to using Ubuntu and learning more and more each day. The other day I formatted my hard drive and wiped the Windows 8 partition (never use it) and re-installed my Ubuntu install to start ...
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Hardware upgrade renders grub 2 inoperable

I downloaded Ubuntu Type 12.04 LTS when Windows XP became extinct & in order to boot back into Windows used Grub 2 on a disk but following what was described as a hardware update from Ubuntu ...
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Window 8 boot problem

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Window 8 but during the installation of Ubuntu some problem occures, after re-installation the Ubuntu problem is gone but during the boot process I cannot ...
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Trying to install. No display. Nothing but problems

Sorry for the vague title, but honestly I don't know where to start. I'm running a PC with a GTX 780. I've installed Windows 8 and tried to install Ubuntu alongside it. I see Grub when I boot. OK. ...
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I have an Ubuntu option on boot, but Ubuntu is not installed and I want to get rid of it [duplicate]

My laptop originally came with Windows 8, a while back I tried to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work so I just deleted everything. Today I did a factory reset on my laptop because I am going to sell ...
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persistent mode stuck on “begin: running /scripts/init-bottom”

Asus K52F, does not boot in persistent mode, just in live mode, when i try to boot in persistent mode, he stuck on "begin: running /scripts/init-bottom" , my HD isn't inside, because he burned, this ...
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Problem With Unetbootin (Or, Perhaps, Me)

As I mentioned before, I'm having a lot of stability issues on Lubuntu 13, so I'm trying to upgrade to the alternate install of Lubuntu 14.04, as my computer has about 500MB RAM. I went to ...
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14.04.1 install froze and failed, don't know what to do next

I'm new to ubuntu. I used installation DVD for dual boot, which created new partition in addition to Windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop with i5 460M processor and 500gb drive. It went well for 2/3 of ...
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How do i disable grub start up messages instead of splash screen? [duplicate]

I seem to be having some problems trying to get my boot up screen to just show the splash screen instead of the messages, i really dont know what to do, can anyone help? i left a video here so you can ...
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Where do I find all the apps that run during startup on ubuntu 12.04?

Where do i find the file that dictates which apps run during boot up? I want to add a script I made to run on bootup.
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reinstalling boot loader after linux partition removal

The process: I had a Windows 7 partition and an Ubuntu 11.04 partition on the same HDD. (35GB Windows 7, 400GB data, 15GB free for Linux). Windows 7 was installed first, then Ubuntu with GRUB loader. ...
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How To Post a http Form On Boot? Maybe by Running a PHP Script?

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server. I have a PHP file that contains some script/code that I want to run when I turn my serveron. I want to run this XXXXXX.php file on my server startup before ...
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My ntfs partition appear so many

My Windows 8 is missing in grub after installing a new linux distro (elemetary os), I already have Ubuntu. I booted into liveUSB and ran boot-repair and was Grub fixed, but when I boot into Ubuntu ...
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rc.local won't execute the script

This is my rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 wont boot from BIOS using USB install, am I doing something wrong?

This is my first time messing around with Ubuntu. Ok so I've been at this the last few hours and I'm not sure what's going wrong.. I've downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO twice and confirmed the md5 ...
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Ubuntu update caused system to freeze on boot at purple screen. Recovery mode fails and brings up BusyBox

I've searched through existing questions, but nothing addresses my problem. My system running Ubuntu 14.04 went through a partial-update a few days ago. Ever since, my system will not boot. It ...
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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device - Fresh Install 14.04

I am getting the error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system ...
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
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grub rescue / move folder

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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Command for going from Chrome to Chrubuntu

I installed Chrubuntu onto my Acer C720 three times. Each time it reverts to only opening to Chrome even if I put in Control L. I have to reinstall Chrubuntu. It works for a while but then starts ...
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fakeRAID problem [on hold]

I have an HP N40L microserver, with 2 identical drives, I used the system to hardware-RAID them as a mirror (fakeRAID I believe). I then installed mint on the system about a year ago. This has been ...
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14.04 Doesnt boot after upgrading from 12.04

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1. It was perfectly working, until I upgraded to 14.04, the process was quite slow, and it doesn't boot anymore. It says, mount: mounting/dev/loop0 ...
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dual booting windows 8 laptop with ubuntu [on hold]

I am using lenovo z510 series which was shipped with windows 8.1. In order to dual boot it, I had disabled secure boot and fast startup, and I also created partition for Ubuntu. Then I launched the ...
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GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows

I tried to repaid grub via Boot-Repaid and these are the results: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7894957/ Currently I have two Ubuntus listed (but they boot into the same system) and the Windows ...
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My (older) computer has become unbootable except for ubuntu minimal CD - RAID mdadm

I really hope someone can help me out here because my computer has become unbootable, and it holds a RAID-5 data disk Array (mdadm ) which I need to recover. No OS will boot, nor USB, nor DVD, nor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer does not detect Windows on drive, missing “Install alongside” option [duplicate]

Firstly some information about my computer. I just have a C: drive and a D: drive. My C: drive just has a bunch of programs and my D: drive has all my work. I am running windows 7 and I'm trying to ...
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Why it's dual UEFI Boot Manger For UEFI Ubuntu OS

After installing Ubuntu 64bit UEFI Image with the CSM Disable setting, I have two entries in the boot menu. These two entries show the same name: Ubuntu:XXXXXXX. I can't find any difference between ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts not booting after once I boot into windows

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dell inspiron n5010. Dual boot is working fine. I tried to get boot options for Windows 7 and Ubuntu and I am able to boot into both OS. But there is one ...
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Cant edit a file in Windows to install Ubuntu in a LiveUSB [on hold]

im following a tutorial to get an Ubuntu USB-Live, and I have already installed Ubuntu on the USB, but the get this done I need to edit the file syslinux.cfg and leave it this way: default unetbootin ...
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Help with Grub rescue!

I have a Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 5100. I was in the middle of upgrading to 14.1 (or something like that) and my laptop shut off. Now, when I turn it on, it goes straight to the black screen that says: ...
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can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 7 with USB boot method [on hold]

Actually I want to install ubuntu new version OS alongside with my windows 7 Operating System.So I tried to install Ubuntu OS with the help of watching online videos.When I am trying to follow one ...
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How to make a portable Kubuntu on external drive (GPT) on UEFI computer?

The problem: after installation Kubuntu on external SSD (Transcend ESD400 512Gb) on UEFI computer I can't use it on another one. I made some attempts but all of them were unsuccessful. My computer: ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu 14.04: initramfs

I am new to StackExchange and hope to soon be new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a newly constructed desktop. I first tried to install it via a USB drive, but the computer didn't appear ...
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open startup applications preferences on Lubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a Compaq nc6000 with 768MB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. I want to tweak Lubuntu for faster bootup (because it is slow). I watched a video on youtube, where the ...
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Grub error on boot

I'm using Windows 8.1 on my lenovo laptop and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot OS. Unfortunately I deleted the ubuntu partition in Windows Disk management. When I reboot it is showing this error: ...
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How to choose default output port (boot screen) in a nvidia card?

I have a NVida card and binary drivers. I have my monitor connected at the vga port and the TV at the HDMI port. When the computer boots, the grub menu and sometimes the login screen goes to the TV ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Problem With Windows 7 boot menu

I have asked a question previously here, regarding installing Ubuntu inside Windows 7. But the answer was Ubuntu install inside option is having various errors. So I decided to install Ubuntu along ...
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ubuntu wont boot wont mount

I am new to linux, my computer says: an error occurred while mounting /boot/efi press s to skip mounting or m for manual recovery I search how to fix this everything I found had to do with dual ...
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Grub doesn't boot after kernel upgrade

I upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 LTS via terminal and now grub doesn't find any kernel. I tried to look inside the /boot folder via grub terminal, but on my primary hard disk the folder seems to be empty. ...
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Cannot load Ubuntu desktop after installing Nvidia driver

I've just installed an Nvidia driver for my Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit. Now I cannot load my desktop, the screen breaks after the login screen. The only thing that works is the console terminal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot

I get these errors during booting in Ubuntu 14.04: mount: mounting /dev/disk/ by-uuid /926b9e0e.. mount: mounting /dev/on /root/dev failed mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed mount: mounting ...
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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 ...