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 will not install onto blank hardrive

I am trying to install Ubuntu onto a fresh blank hard drive and no matter what I have tried the disk will not be read as a bootable device please help!
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Programs opening but not visible

OS: ubuntu 14.04 LTS Processor: Intel® Core™2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz × 2 Graphics: Intel® 965Q OS type: 64-bit I have spent about a week researching a solution to my problem, which only occurred after ...
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How To boot into ununtu or windows

So I installed Ubuntu as a single partition install but deleted my boot partition and now I am unable to boot into into my system, but it runs the Samsung splash screen then restarts. I have tryed ...
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How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu

I screwed with some bin files in MAC OSX, and can't log in. Anyways, I want a bootable ubuntu usb so I can recover my files/look at the disks. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A USB BOOTABLE IN MAC. However, I do ...
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Why did my ubuntu 14.04 boot animation dissapear? And how do I fix it?

So I just started using Ubuntu a couple of days ago, and I'm loving it so far but this has been bothering me. Every time I boot into Ubuntu, a bunch of usb errors appear and then the tty1 screen ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to boot after updates are installed

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my new Lenovo Thinkpad T450s. It worked for some 3 weeks, I could also install updates without problems. But 10 days ago, after installing updates, Ubuntu failed ...
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Cant boot - no bootable device found

I have installed Ubuntu on an Acer laptop, and after working fine for 5 months, today a have boot problems: no bootable device I checked the BIOS and i can see the hard drive, but the hard drive is ...
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Automount at boot in /etc/fstab taking very long time after 15.04 upgrade

After my recent upgrade to 15.04, I noticed that the boot is taking a very long time -- I have an SSD, and previously boot to the login screen was taking about 7-8 seconds. Now it's more like 35-45. ...
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How to make a bootable USB pendrive

This is the first time I've ever tried to install a Linux distro in my PC. I have used Linux already, but that was some years ago and it was a really ugly distro made for schools, so I thought that ...
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Ubuntu phone boot process - How does it works?

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch to my Xperia Z. I would need some enlightments on what does Ubuntu at boot and in wich order (I'm not that good at scripting so I don't understand what happen exactly ...
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stuck on tty; cannot return to ubuntu-dekstop

Before this I had a problem with low graphics mode, then I got into tty trying to fix it. Now I can run apt-get update, but cannot install ubuntu-desktop because it is unable to locate the package ...
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How to recreate source files neccesary for booting?

I'm new in Ubuntu. I wanted to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but there was an error during the upgrade caused by lack of space on boot partition. I deleted four files from there named like ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) in place of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and keep all my data (media, documents, etc)?

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the better part of a year, but lately I keep having problems with my OS. I repeatedly get a message about not enough space in the boot, and when I attempt to ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 error

I had Ubuntu 13.10 and Win7 getting along fine together... then a Windows update failed. Now I can't boot Windows. Linux is working fine. All data appears good in the Windows partition. I don't ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 won't boot [on hold]

In my workstation I have installed UBUNTU 10.04, for many months now it has worked perfectly. However now the machine no longer boots. Whenever I switch on the machine it goes through RAM check, shows ...
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couldnt install ubuntu 10 or above version in MSICR400 laptop

I tried installing ubuntu 13.10 ,14.04.2 in MSI CR400. the screen get freeze. it doesn't install.I have used both unetbootin-windows and universal USB installer in different pendrives.But it didnt ...
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UEFI questions after moving to Ubuntu 14.10 finally

I have a couple of questions after I switch to Ubuntu for my main OS on my laptop and they are: Will I have to install a bootloader of sorts into my UEFI to boot straight into Ubuntu?, like without ...
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Ubuntu live usb installer wont boot up

Good day, Can anyone help me in regards to the installation of ubuntu 15.04, first of all I've downloaded the amd64 or the x64 version of it, after making a bootable flash drive using the Universal ...
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stuck on tty, black startx, unable to locate package ubuntu-dekstop

I'm posting this question using my tablet since I cannot use my laptop normally. 2 days before I installed wine and picasa, photoscape, and some other windows app. Usually I didnot shutdown my ...
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Laptop runs much slower after installing KDE environment Ubuntu 15.04

Recently after installing the kde environment (onto normal ubuntu 15.04, through 1 simple package install after completely removing the xfce environment.) i have noticed the massive increase in boot ...
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I have no console output on boot ASROCK IMB-150

No video on boot I have a small industrial computer with an ASROCK IMB-150 Motherboard in it, running Ubuntu 14.04 server. Ubuntu boots up fine, but if there isn’t a screen attached at boot time ...
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How can one boot to a second hard drive where Ubuntu is installed

I have installed a dual boot (windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04) on my HP Pavilion p7-1155 desktop. Windows resides on the first hard drive (SATA0) and Ubuntu resides on a second hard drive (SATA1). Everything ...
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MAAS can't download boot images

On my MAAS Gui and "Images" I've got these errors Boot image import process not started. Nodes will not be able to provision without boot images. Visit the boot images page to start the import. ...
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Replaced hard drive in a Windows 7 machine, Will not boot Ubuntu

Just picked up an Acer Aspire x1301 to refurbish. It came with no hard drive and origionally had Windows 7 home premium on it when it shipped. The goal with this piece is to load Ubuntu on this ...
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Black screen after grub menu since 3.16.0-36 kernel update

After updating Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (64 bit) from kernel version 3.16.0-34 to 3.16.0-36, when I boot the system I can see the grub menu correctly, but if I choose the 3.16.0-36 kernel a black screen ...
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How i format my ubuntu HD [on hold]

Please anybody submit images of procissing how to format Ubuntu HD. I know that this common question to all viwers but i'm new user that why i ask to all.
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windows operating system missing in dell inspiron 3521

I created a ext4 partition and with my secure boot disabled I installed Ubuntu 15.04 and now my computer directly opens Ubuntu when I turn on my laptop. I looked for the boot menu too but it didn't ...
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UEFI Ubuntu installation no longer boots after partition resize

After resizing a large partition on the same drive with Gparted that contains my UEFI partition, my Ubuntu installation (15.04 x64) no longer boots in UEFI mode. When I try to manually load the boot ...
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Why does systemd boot so much slower than upstart

Recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.04 and immediately noticed my boot times went from 10-20 seconds all the way up to 120 seconds. Can confirm that systemd is at least part of the problem, because if ...
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windows 7 failes to boot afetr installation of ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 system. After the installation I can't boot into Windows 7 system, when I select the Windows 7 boot loader in GRUB2, it hangs for seconds and then ...
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DRAMATIC increase in CPU and failure to boot all of a sudden

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite Radius for a few months now and it ran beuatifully. Literally all of a sudden my computer refused to boot. I did a fresh intall of 14.04, using the ...
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pc reboots by itself with Ubuntu 15.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 last week. Now the PC reboots itself occasionally. I assume that Ubuntu has crashed since I never has any problems with Ubuntu 14.04. There are errors in syslog but do not ...
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Boot Space memory allocation [duplicate]

I am unable to install new software, because the boot partition is maxed out. In my boot folder are included all the kernels installed. If I go into that folder and delete all but the current ...
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Switching computers with a persistent usb

So, I'm Trying to create a USB drive to run the OS off of on several different computers, without installing anything to the computers themselves. I used pen drive Linux to create a boot-able USB and ...
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Windows don't boot after Ubuntu installation in VMware on a physical disk

I have installed Ubuntu in VMware (Windows 7) on a physical disk. It's a secondary disk, not a partition. All worked, no problems. Then i restarted Windows and Windows failed to boot and then Ubuntu ...
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12.04 only boots from restart or live USB restart

I can only boot from my live USB, not from a hard disk installation. I get error as Out of disk error. I've tried fixing it by re-installing GRUB, by using boot-repair to re-install GRUB, and several ...
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Toshiba Satellite Laptop Won't Boot to USB

My laptop model is Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 I have my bios setup to boot usb (and yes it does read the USB drive), cd, then hdd. Legacy mode is enabled as well. I already have Elementary OS ...
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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

When I boot ubuntu 15.04 from usb, I got this problem: kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)
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Cannot run Ubuntu install dual boot from USB on X1 Carbon w/Win8.1 - kernel panic, VFS

I installed Ubuntu as dual-boot on X1 Carbon 3rd gen (with Windows 8.1, UEFI etc.; lets call it "Machine A"). I had some issue with Ubuntu there, so I removed like 3 partitions (from Windows tool) - ...
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Need to press the power button twice for Ubuntu 15.04 to boot

I have a dual boot set up (Windows 7/Ubuntu 15.04). I've recently upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 15.04 and since then, I have to press the power button twice. The first time it goes to GRUB without any ...
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hide grub on computer start

I tried all the methods that comes in google search for "hide the grub menu on computer start", but still no luck, I guess things work differently on Ubuntu 15.04 ? this is my grub # If you change ...
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Startup problem with Lubuntu 15.04

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my PC. It was running perfectly smoothly, so that a few days it is having a strange problem that happens sometimes, not all the time. What happens is that when I turn on ...
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How can I boot via USB with GA-945GCMNX-S2 BIOS?

I'm using a computer with a Gigabyte GA-945GCMNX-S2. So my issue here is the BIOS does detect the USB drive but does not boot in. I've tried Unetbootin, Live USB Installer and other tools but no ...
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Systemd non-determinism early on in boot from squashfs

Short version When booting exactly the same system repeatedly, sometimes the boot messages start with [ ...] systemd[1]: Set hostname to <liab>. [ ...] systemd[1]: Mounted /. [ ...] ...
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Boot problem: Can't find IRQ for PCI INT A

I have Win7 an +Ubuntu12.04 on my computer. It cannot boot I get the error: pci 0000:00:14.0: can't find IRQ for PCI INT A: probably buggy MP table Even after reinstalling ubuntu I get the same ...
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Windows7 is not starting

First I install Windows7 and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit. Now when I restart machine, there is option to start windows, but sometime it is starting and sometime it displays blank screen. I ...
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In ubuntu live without installing it is not showing the windows partition instead it is showing only one partition 942GB.How to get all the partion? [on hold]

I was trying to istall ubuntu 10.10.. using wubi.exe in windows 7 in the same local drive C: in which windows 7 Was.The installation has got completed and it has asked to reboot .I have rebooted then ...
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GRUB Loading, please wait … Error 17. How can I get my computer to boot?

I don't have a working CDROM and cannot boot from a USB as far as I know. I partitioned the HD and I think I made the mistake of making that partition a bootable one. Now I get the message: GRUB ...
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I Can't boot directly to ubuntu

I get an error while booting Ubuntu so I have to hold "Fn+F12" and scroll down to Ubuntu although Ubuntu is the only OS I run. My Laptop Specs , Leveno G-50 6 gig ram 500 gig HD
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Fail after seond reboot when going to Kubuntu vivid from 14.10

My wife's Eurocom Laptop was running Kubuntu 14.10 and telling her she needed to do a version upgrade. But clicking on the upgrade button in apper was failing with a error 127. We tried running a ...