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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Re-installing Ubuntu while mainting dual-boot with Windows?

I am kinda new to ubuntu and the whole linux field, and have some concerns. First, I currently have Linux Mint 17 dual booting with Win8.1 via grub 2, my question is how to remove linux mint and ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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Interrupted upgrade, now boot loop, restarts before Grub

Laptop battery ran out of power while upgrading to 14.10. I connected it and powered it up as usual, but forgot about resuming the upgrade. Then I put it to hibernate, and since then it's stuck in a ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu failed after upgrading to yosemite

After upgrading to Yosemite, I cannot boot into Ubuntu: it goes to a black screen. GRUB appears in the upper left corner and Flashes "_" . I am using refind . Can anyone help?
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Ububtu upgrade stuck at the time of Unpacking fonts-sil-padauk

During Installing the upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 installation stuck at "Unpacking fonts-sil-padauk (2.80-2) ..." .
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Error in booting through USB having full install (not live USB)

I am new to Ubuntu and really loved the experience of working on it through the live USB. However the limit of 4GB on the persistence file is something which I wanted to get away from (Tried the ...
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Unknown filesystem, grub rescue after installing Windows 8

I recently tried Ubuntu and installed over my old Windows 7 partition. There was a host of problems here but I eventually solved them and managed to boot into Ubuntu, but the issues continued with ...
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Mythbuntu / XBMCbuntu installer does not recognise installed operating systems

I have a system with 13 partitions, running 2 installs of windows 7 and a few installs of Ubuntu 14.04. Grub is the bootloader, and all is working well. I often install a fresh Ubuntu to partitions 10 ...
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I can not install Ubuntu 14.10, GNU GRUB error

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 and used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 in order to install ubuntu using a pendrive. When I restart my pc and choose ,from the boot menu, the usb it shows a black screen ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not shut down on Acer Extensa 2509 notebook

Hello fellow Ubuntuers, I am currently running into a problem with my new Acer Extensa 2509 notebook. After installing Ubuntu 14.10 onto the hard drive, I was not able to shut down my live USB drive. ...
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Trying to Install Lubuntu

I've burned the Lubuntu image onto DVD to install on my rather beaten up old pc. However, trying to run from boot I've noticed that the boot sequence doesn't contain my DVD drive. The Bios recognises ...
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Unable to boot 14.04 on new Alienware 17

I have an Alienware 17. With Ubuntu 14.04 CD, I choose "Try Ubuntu without installing". Then hit enter. "Ubuntu" appears on screen for a short time. Then black screen. Then these messages: radeon GPU ...
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Problem booting live usb without cdroom

I've got latest ubuntu on liveUSB. I've recently replaced my optical drive with HDD caddy and I can't boot ubuntu anymore, it's stuck at loading screen. I tried to take out hdd caddy, but ubuntu ...
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Failure to boot after a possible power failure during upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I left my machine to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 overnight. I think there was a power failture. When I switched it on in the morning I got these messages: scanning fr Btrfs filesystems run-init: ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu and Windows from Legacy boot to UEFI boot?

I had installed Ubuntu and Windows(an ext4 partition and an NTFS partition for each) in the LEGACY boot mode,not knowing what difference it would make if I installed in UEFI instead.But I have been ...
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boot with e4rat suddenly takes 20sec longer

A couple of days ago I set-up e4rat for my Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Lenovo Ideapad U330. The first couple of days it really did wonders, basically cutting the boot-time from 50sec to 25sec. Then ...
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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edit Grub bootloader both

I've had some boot problems after installing Ubuntu 14.04 to my new SSD (sdb1) adding Windows 10 technical preview afterwards (sdb3) and leaving my old Windows XP on my hdd (sda1), but now everything ...
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can I use Ubuntu booted usb to install windows?

I have a 32gb multi partitioned usb (25gb - ntfs, 5gb - ext4) which I used to boot Ubuntu 13.04. Now I like to install windows on my pc using this usb. Does formatting this usb by Rufus(or such ...
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Ubuntu x64 does not boot

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my pc (i7 2650QM, 8 Gbyte RAM, GT540M), but whenever I try to boot it, I get only a black screen and a heavy working hard disk. Even if I wait twenty minutes ...
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An error occurred while mounting /

for no reason I have not been able to boot Ubuntu 14.04 today. Splash screen at first displayed "An error occurred while mounting /". I tried to do filesystem check: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fsck.ext4 ...
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Can't update grub on persistent live USB

I'm trying to update grub on my live usb and I get the following error: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo update-grub /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Any ideas? Nothing I ...
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unable to boot in windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu 14.04.1 and using boot repair

i installed ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 8.1. After installation ubuntu was not able to boot, so i used boot-repair option for ubuntu. But after that i am not able to boot windows 8.1. it is not ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Dell computer

I have a Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I am trying to install Ubuntu on it as Dual Boot, but unsuccessfully. I have created a USB boot with latest Ubuntu image on it. I have also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start after installation / live from USB

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my old (x64) computer. I installed it from a live USB stick (created with unetbootin, FAT). After the sucessfull installation on the hard disk I rebooted the PC. ...
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Booting Omap3 DevKit8000 stopped at Uncompressing Linux… done, booting the kernel

I'm struggling with installing Linux on DevKit8000 with Omap3. Using these instruction, I installed ubuntu-12.04-preinstalled-desktop-armhf+omap.img on SD Card (with Win32ImageWriter). Then I opened ...
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Unable to Restore booting of Windows 7 in Grub2.

Unable to Restore booting of Windows 7 in Grub2. Ubuntu trusty booting fine. Boot Repair not able to suggest. http://paste.ubuntu.com/9174062/
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Unreadable Grub Font

Every time when i boot my PC there is a unreadable grub font. I know i can deactivate this by wrtiting the quiet splash entry in /etc/default/grub file. But i'd like to see, if there are any Errors in ...
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Add boot entry for Windows 10 Technical Preview on USB flash drive to GRUB2

I downloaded Windows 10 Technical Preview. I used Command Prompt with administrator privilege to execute the following command in order to install it on my 16 GB USB flash drive: Dism /apply-image ...
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Creating a bootable usb or cd with Windows from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've searched quite a lot but yet didn't found any solution to burn a bootable usb flash or cd/dvd with Windows from Linux having an iso file with Windows. I've tried dd if= of= ... but when I tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 installer encountered an unrecoverable error

I have a unique problem. My Intel zino 300 was running on RHEL 6.4. I wanted to install Ubuntu replacing the OS. I downloaded ubuntu and tried to create usb bootable using dd command. The system ...
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Boot problem when moving root drive to different SATA port on an ASUS motherboard

Configuration: ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard with an Intel C602 chipset driving (2)-SATA-III and (8)-SATA-II ports, as well as a Marvel PCIe 9230 Controller handling an additional (4)-SATA-III ports. ...
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After downloading Ubuntu installer, it asked me to reboot for install. It shut down and seemingly rebooted into a black screen!

So for my recent project I decided to install Linux Ubuntu on a separate 60GB SSD to dual boot with Windows 8.1. Once I went on the official Ubuntu website and downloaded the free version of Ubuntu I ...
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Acer Laptop Hangs at Ubuntu Installation

I have bought an acer aspire e11 es1-111m-c064. I've tried installing ubuntu 12.04 with a liveusb. I've managed to get through the installation first time. Restarted and it didnt boot in fact asked ...
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Ubuntu black screen after install!

Here goes my problem: I've just finished installing ubuntu onto a computer who, has 1 SATA DVD-RW device and 1 IDE HDD on slave, just after installation finished grub trows me an error like this: ...
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Does “Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu” replace the default boot screen?

I am new here. And I may replace a laptop's hard disk with Ubuntu. It's an HP Compaq notebook which has Windows 7 installed. So If I choose that install option, will it replace the screen that says ...
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Boot from flash drive stuck on first screen

I followed these instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows After that, I got to the 'installer boot menu', where it asks whether you want to boot off of the ...
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Cannot load grub4dos through kexec

I execute sudo kexec -l /sbin/grub.exe sudo kexec -e and get black screen with some phrases. The font is squeezed vertically and I see also one copy of the same phrases on the right. There are ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTE doesn't start up after upgrade from 12.04 LTE (Wubi)

I have a WUBI installation (Ubuntu within Windows) and just upgraded my current Ubuntu 12.04 LTE to 14.04 LTE on my WIN7 system. I did so using the upgrade option which was automatically offered when ...
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Cannot boot Linux on W.1 comp - other answers not working

I am having issues booting Linux (I've tried arch, ubuntu, elementary OS, and CentOS) on my 2014 HP Envy Windows 8.1 computer. I have found that many other people have had the same issues. It won't ...
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Ubuntu normal/recovery no load, black screen

I'm new to Ubuntu. I dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my notebook with hybrid video cards. The discrete video card does not work, so I only use the integrated video, which works ...
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Installing Umbuntu on an old laptop

I have a very basic question. I recently installed Umbuntu on my newish Dell laptop. No problem; created a CD/DVD, booted from it and everything worked great. So I tried the same process on an ...
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Fixing boot animation for 14.04

So I have a clean install of 14.04 lts, and I've installed my nvidia proprietary driver. The boot animation now is just white text on a pink screen and . . . . (4 dots), I don't know why this changed. ...
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Problems during booting - Error reading from disk/GRUB rescue

Sometimes, I cannot boot my OS (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and I always get different sort of error. Maybe you can help with identifying where is the problem. These crashes are becoming more frequent and I ...
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Boot fail after update kernel in ubuntu 14.04

When I want to install with this command sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.14.24-031424-generic_3.14.24-031424.201411141736_amd64.deb I got follow error: grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem. run-parts: ...
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Dual Booted Kali Linux with Windows 8 and now Windows 8 Will Not Launch [closed]

I dual booted windows 8 with kali linux. Now windows won't start. Please help Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: ...
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Login kickout every time in Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

We have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in our production servers. Our Dedicated server disk was filled, due to that issue one of the production server stopped. While troubleshooting i found that disk was ...
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Authentication issues when booted into 14.10 - generally terminal works OK

Intel core i7 running 14.10 (upgraded) 64bit with i386 adaptors. No dual boot - only Utopic I have authentication issues across a range of programs and services when using Unity. As far as I can see, ...
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Problems in dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7

I have a dual-boot system with GRUB2 from Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed in the MBR. When I try to boot Windows 7 it fails sometimes and I have to restart the computer and try again. Furthermore, ...
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Problems dualbooting Ubuntu and windows

i wish to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 with windows 10 technical preview and i get this error when installing ubuntu ==>>/dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it ...