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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School computer can't run Ubuntu off flashdrive. But can run “Try Ubuntu” off the install flashdrive

Not sure what the problem is. When I go to the boot menu and choose boot from usb nothing happens and it boots to windows. When I plug in the flashdrive that has all the Ubuntu files (the one I use to ...
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Help understanding initial init script to create root fs in ram

I'm trying to get a handle on the init process in Linux & Ubuntu so that I can create a small netbootable image that runs in memory (no local disk) What I have managed to do is debootsrap a ...
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Dual boot not detected after installing Linux 12.04

I just installed Linux on my laptop. It already has windows 8 installed. I created a separate 15 GB partition for linux. When I loaded up the installation CD, I just had two options, 1. Erase the disk ...
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Harddrive not visible after update

Yesterday I upgraded from 13.04 to 14. During the installation, I left - when I came back (a couple of hours later), it showed a black screen, nothing else. Nothing happened for about an hour, so I ...
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System crash: empty /sys/class/backlight (deleted acpi_video0) & now the error “disk drive is not ready yet or present”

I "tried" to set the default brightness for Ubuntu 14.04. Following here, At first I did: echo 5 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness then: sudo apt-get install xbacklight then ...
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How I can enable manual login when machine boot without system crashes?

I was trying many times to enable graphical login "manual" when system login but unfortunately every time the system failed to login with graphic card problem. After I enabled root login by sudo ...
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Black screen if no DVD drive is present

I have used an external USB-attached DVD drive to install Kubuntu 14.04 Beta 2, 64bit edition on an older HP Mini, without any problem (standard installation, auto-partition the hard drive, standard ...
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Problem with booting Ubuntu 14.04 from a btrfs partition

I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1. After that I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a btrfs partition. However, after the restart there was no GRUB menu to choose from and the system booted directly to ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu 14.04 live usb

I recently downloaded and created Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit using Unebootin. The process was successful,but after reboot the screen is stuck with Syslinux screen forever. I tried numerous times,but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stuck at Purple Screen before Splash Screen

To give a bit of background, I dual booted my laptop using WUBI last February. Everything was working fine until now... I was transferring (cut-pasting) files from a USB flashdrive to a folder in my ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Boot To Black Screen after updating Chromium?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for 64 bit systems on a dual boot custom computer with Windows 7. It was functioning normally for at least 3 days before I noticed that Youtube videos were flickering ...
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Problem while Dual booting windows 8 pro with Ubuntu 13.10

I have a HP Pavilion-15-n004tx laptop. It supports UEFI. However when i installed Windows 8 on it, i disabled the UEFI and installed the Windows in Legacy BIOS mode. I wanted to dual boot it with ...
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Recover Ubuntu installation

I'm in a problem..I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu ( I had Grub to manage the boot ) and now I reinstalled Windows and now I can't access Ubuntu any more..I don't get an option to boot Ubuntu and no dual ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Broken Install

So I downloaded the latest amd64 iso, burnt to disk and booted from it. When I first boot to disk the console shows an error that quickly disappears along the lines of "Could not find ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not seen on Puppy Slacko GRUB

I have a problem and wonder if anyone could help me please. I installed Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on my computer. After that I installed Puppy Slacko 5.6 and set up it's GRUB as default. Recently I ...
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Trouble boot up the 14.04 version

I get a “serious errors while checking the disk drives for /boot” error while booting 2 answers I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with wubi inside Windows 7 and then after installation is completed and ...
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how to create bootable USB drive (ubuntu) [duplicate]

I want to create a bootable USB key drive in order to be able to run/install an Ubuntu ISO image with it. How can I do that using Ubuntu (command line) ?
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Lost option to OS choice on boot after Ubuntu install

I have XP Home and Xp Pro installed on two different drives on my machine. The Home is on a 40G(E: drive) and Pro is on the other drive (C:). When booting, I used to have a choice to pick which one to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed like an app on windows 8.1 (Ubuntu 12.04 allow to be installed like an app in Windows 8.1 and it can be removed when you don't need it any more from Control Panel). ...
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deletion of ubuntu [duplicate]

I had windows7 with 4 partitions (c:,d:,e:,g:)and i separated 150 G from e: by shrinking in windows then i installed ubuntu 13.04 by booting from flash installer and when itshowd partitions to install ...
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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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“invalid arch-indepent ELF magic” when starting 14.04 from grub menu

I posted this question earlier in the day. After toying around for a little while, I figured out that my Windows 7 repair disc couldn't detect my HDD. I ran boot repair and restored the MBR. Windows 7 ...
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Error when starting ubuntu laptop.

My laptop is a modified Toshiba Satellite L355. It has a Intel core 2 duo 1.83ghz Cpu and 3gb ddr2 Ram. I'm using Saucy Salamander 13.10 I installed Ubuntu Studio a while back when my friend gave it ...
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Can't log into desktop after upgrading from Zorin OS 8 to Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I was originally running Zorin OS 8 and it asked if I wanted to upgrade it to Ubuntu 14.04 so I said yes but now I havent been able to get past the login screen. Each time I attempt to login it tells ...
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Ubuntu Boot Trouble

When I was using the Universal USB Installer I accidentally selected the partition I created for Ubuntu to be installed on. Now when I boot my PC I can no longer boot windows, and even after ...
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Laptop no longer boots correctly after installing 13.10

I have a lenovo y400 with nvidia gt 750m graphics card. I installed Ubuntu 13.10. The installation was not a problem and everything seemed to work until I had to restart it. During boot up, it shows ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8

I'm attempting to dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already had Win8 installed and have Ubuntu installed, and when booting I am given the option to boot either Win8 or Ubuntu, but when I click ...
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Can't boot in windows 8 after upgrade to 14.04

As advised I am asking here about my problem. After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 I can't boot in windows 8.1. Right away after upgrade I noticed that few of my previous options are missing in grub. Then I ...
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kernel panic due to IO error

I updated ubuntu & some how the HDD seems to have broken. I am now getting a Kernel panic with error "{ 7DRDY ERR }". I googled this & came to conclusion that I need to reinstall the OS. So, ...
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How can i get my graphics card to work?

Okay, so i have an old graphics card that i decided to use in another computer. The problem is, the computer doesn't detect it. at all. in legacy mode, nope. uefi, nope. It doesn't even switch over to ...
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Help installing ubuntu on acer 5560 laptoprunning windows 8?

I put ubuntu on usb, plugged it into my computer, and hit F2, selected usb, and then it just boots to windows? Really bad at this sort of stuff, so please explain like I'm five.
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just guest session available, can not login

I'm desperately trying to login into ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After boot I see the guest session asking for my password. After login it appears a black screen for just a half second and I will redirect to ...
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Installing a partition of Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I originally had a laptop with Windows 8, but I wiped it and installed Strictly Ubuntu. However, I am realizing that there are some tasks that are better suited towards Windows. I was looking to Dual ...
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Problem booting 14.04

after the update today to 14.04, ubuntu can boot using the old kernel ( 3.11.0-19-generic) and 3.13.0-24-generic also can boot when in recovery mode (but with a very low resolution of 640x480 only). ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 new install on Dell laptop

I managed to burn the latest version to DVD and installed it on a Dell Latitude laptop having Windows XP Pro. End result is the laptop will not reboot to either OS! After Ubuntu was done installing I ...
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Installing ubuntu on laptop via second computer

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old Vaio system, and the biggest problem is the fact that the disc-drive is broken, and there is absolutely no way to make it boot from USB. Having a broken system ...
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Why disable Fast Boot on Windows 8 when having dual booting?

Why is everybody keep mentioning to disable Fast Boot on Windows 8 if you have installed alongside Ubuntu? Is it something that is recommended only for UEFI machines or is it a suggestion for Legacy ...
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what is Vmlinuz file on live ubuntu?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 live on flash. In my computer directory there is a file name vmlinuz What is this file? I did not have that on my 12.04 on hard derive.
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Shared Drive fails to mount during startup. If skipped, no problems mounting after login

I have a dual boot configuration with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I have my Ubuntu installed on a portable drive with 2 partitions. The internal disk also has 2 partitions and have windows on it. When ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release doesn't boot after being installed

I used Linux live USB creator to make a live disk of Ubuntu 14.04. I booted it up, chose "Something Else" and manually made a 58GB partition and a 4GB swap space. The install seemed to work, and ...
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Cannot boot from USB install (HP DV6)

I have installed Ubuntu (12.04 AND 14.04 separately, multiple times each) onto a 32Gb USB flash drive. The flash drive boots fine on a spare laptop (older HP DV7, windows 7), however on my HP ...
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in installing Ubuntu facing problem with following message “serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /”

As i installed latest ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 7 'D' drive after reboot it showing following message serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for / . i re installed ubuntu for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not start

I installed successfully the latest version 14.04. But booting it, it tells it has found serious errors in hard-drive? And tells to push i,s,or m to get on, but nothing helps. Otherwise the PC works ...
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“Operation System not found” Dell XPS 15Z L511Z

Although title is the same problem is different. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty on my HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook. And I was trying to create a bootable usb for my DELL XPS 15z. After successful ...
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Laptop not working at startup [duplicate]

When I turn on my ubuntu laptop it goes to a black screen with a flashing dash on the top left corner of the screen please help.
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Ubuntu 14.04 quit suddenly, won't boot now, “recursive partition table”

While running my recently updated Ubuntu 14.04 system, the screen suddenly went black and unresponsive. I don't remember exactly what I was doing at the time, but it was something simple like running ...
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How do I restore bootloader to windows?

I did a bootinfoscript, pasted at http://paste.ubuntu.com/7288803/. Only OS is windows 8. Notice on line 6 No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda Booting to windows recovery disk and ...
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Can't boot any linux based distro (error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0')

i'm new to Linux OS and i wanted to install a distro for my old laptop (HP Compac nc6400). Tried with lubuntu, xubuntu, ubuntu (14.04 all of them) and lxle, and all of them had a single problem: after ...
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How to install Ubuntu 64 on second (new) hard drive, with ubuntu installed on current(old) hard drive UEFI BIOS MoBo

I have a UEFI mobo (ASUS A88XM-A) where I have (2 ) 3TB Hard drives SATA. I had played for days to install UBUNTU 12.04.4 but couldn't get it installed, so I finally paid the store I purchased the ...
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Ubuntu scripts/init.bottom Hang

I am trying to boot my 12.04 ubuntu server, and I am getting hung on: Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... done. This is in a VM on HyperV. I have tried fsck, tried going into recovery mode and ...