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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No linux bootable USB's loading

First I decided on Linux Mint 17.2, created a bootable USB with pendrivelinux and away I went. The mint logo came up, i chose to run mint, and then, my monitor went all blocky and showed part of my ...
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Ubuntu won't install/boot correctly

Completely new Comp Sci. enthusiast here, so please explain in great detail. I have an old family computer that crashed that I'd like to use as a Ubuntu machine. We sent it to the repair shop, and it ...
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Install Older Ubuntu on 14.04 Machine

I am in immediate need of installing 10.04 in a laptop that is currently 14.04 (Only Ubuntu). And I have to do this using a USB stick or pendrive only. I tried using LinuxLiveUSB creator or using ...
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Grub does not install, setting up dualboot 14.04 with Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15, 1Tb HDD and 8Gb SSD, with pre-installed Windows 8.1. I have been trying for an embarrassing amount of time to set up dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04. I have gone through these ...
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Ethernet not working after correcting hardware clock 14.04

Started with a clean installation of 14.04, dual boot with windows. Everything was fine until I logged back into windows, and realize that the two OSes are setting the hardware clock differently. So ...
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My machine runs Ubuntu Desktop 15.04 and I want to separately run Ubuntu from an external encrypted hard drive

I need to create an isolated setup, without knowing too much about how that might be achieved by other more technical means. This setup never goes online (the wireless adapter is unplugged) and ...
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Ubuntu install on Dell chromebook 11 won't boot

When I'm on the "OS verification is off"-screen in developer mode, CTRL+L should boot it. I've tried both this guide many times without luck, and now this guide, also no dice. It simply won't boot ...
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Cannot access terminal during boot

I'm getting the low graphics mode error continuously and cannot access the terminal to input commands or login credentials. We had ubuntu 14.4 alongside windows 7, then deleted our ubuntu partition ...
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Booted into black screen; pressed CTRL ALT F1 to enter terminal, need to boot

I recently deleted my mint partition through my gparted live cd and put the unallocated space onto my Ubuntu partition. When I tried booting, I was given the Grub rescue screen, since mint had been ...
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After using Ubuntu on usb stick, Win 7 hangs at boot screen

After installing Win 7 I needed to copy some essential data files from an old Win 7 HDD that was failing to boot on its own. I installed the old HDD as a secondary drive in my Win 7 computer but ...
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Boot repair doesn't help me. What I should do?

This is the link gived to me by Boot-Repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/11835577/ I can't enter to my ubuntu, When I try it it puts this: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. These is my ...
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Boot fails to mount root partition

I recently installed Ubuntu successfully instead of Windows 7 and it was working very good. Suddenly while I was working, it restarted my computer and after I chose Ubuntu from grub it give me this ...
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MySQL 5.6 does not restart at boot time on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS

I have installed MySQL 5.6 client/server and libraries on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS with apt-get. MySQL is set to start by itself at boot time but it does not (done with sysv-rc-conf Default-Start: 2 ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 not booting after a driver was installed

So I will try to make this short as I am on mobile writing this. I just clean installed 15.04 yesterday on my computer, and I was trying out a WiFi extender. I went to additional drivers and ...
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Not able to make Windows as a default OS in GRUB2

This is how my grub.cfg looks like: 1 # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update 2 # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. 3 # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: 4 ...
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“GHES: HEST is not enabled!” Error on install

When trying to install 14.04.2 LTS, I am having to set nomodeset and no splash for the install to progress past a flashing cursor on black screen where it otherwise becomes stuck. After running for ...
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ChrUbuntu: CTRL+L won't boot Ubuntu?

I heard ChrUbuntu posts perhaps aren't allowed on here? Not sure, it's Ubuntu still anyway, so I guess I'll try. I followed this guide, but it quite simply won't work. At the dev boot screen, only ...
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Install full partition of Ubuntu on Chromebook(removing Chrome OS fully?)

Are there any guides on how to do this specifically? I do not wish to dual-boot, I only want it to run ubuntu. I have looked at several guides but I am unsure of which to follow - most seem to do the ...
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Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot: grub does not appear

First time installing Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions here, with the difference that: I had already used Windows to create 3 partitions for Ubuntu. This line in step 7 did not work: sudo ...
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Running from USB-stick, reboots on Asus?

So I followed the instructions to create an isofile and choose try ubuntu without installing. Having problems on an Asus notebook. Got it to work once, but now it does some sort of check and then ...
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Installing Ubuntu on seperate drive without USB or CD

So I just recently acquired an SSD,(sda) I'm currently running ubuntu from a 3TB HDD (sdb) I want to install ubuntu on my SSD and remove it from the HDD to use just as storage. my bios doesn't seem ...
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Grub with Multiple Operating Systems

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on a 10 year old desktop simply as something to do, and with an extra hard drive lying around, I decided to install Turnkey Linux Fileserver solely on the second ...
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black screen if using quiet splash

i have some problem in ubuntu gnome 14.04.2 LTS. I have a black screen when I first turn on my Ubuntu. but I can handle it by replacing the "quiet splash" with "nomodeset". but the other problem is ...
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Remove grub2 from Surface Pro 1

i installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro following this guide: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? But now I want to remove Grub2 and switch back to the regular Bootloader to be able to enter the Windows ...
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bind9 starting with boot

How to add bind9 to start with Ubuntu boot? I search a lot and didn't find anything useful. Maybe something related to init.d, right?
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new Ubuntu installation to non raid disk using existing raid0

I am trying to install a new Ubuntu partition in dual boot with Windows 7 Home Basic. I have Windows running on a raid0 on my SSD and I have a separate HDD that's not part of the RAID and works as ...
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USB drive not mounting on Kubuntu; mounts on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Kubuntu 32bit (not sure which version). I want go back to having Ubuntu 14.04 which I have on my USB drive but it isn't mounting it. I have tried this but but it doesn't find anything: ...
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PC stuck on black screen, flashing underscore when trying to fresh install [duplicate]

I am trying to install 14.04.2 LTS on a new PC. When the splash screen comes up, I select "install Ubuntu", and it proceeds to the black screen and flashing underscore bar. At this stage, it is ...
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HP laptop using Ubuntu can't boot!

I have HP 255 G2 laptop which uses Ubuntu. I was using the laptop and I saw that it was not working properly. I rebooted but it still doesn't boot . It shows me the usual black screen with a line on ...
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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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Panic Error on Boot - Ubuntu 14.4

I recently did an update on my machine and ever since Ubuntu will not boot properly. I get an error message and I have to go into recovery mode in order to start the boot process. I have tried ...
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Adding swap due boot take too long time

everyone. I noticed that adding swap takes too long: Jul 5 22:41:10 dizpers-pc kernel: [ 19.762255] Adding 7999484k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:7999484k FS Jul 5 22:41:15 ...
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Can't set uefi boot order. Faulty firmware? [duplicate]

I am trying to change boot order on my UEFI GPT system (because of preinstalled Windows 8.1) on my HP Envy 15. Successfully installed ubuntu alongside windows. Boot-repair said it successfully did ...
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Boot problems after gparted-live and boot-repair

I removed Windows 8 using gparted Live CD and used the resulting unallocated space to enlarge my ubuntu partitions. After doing it, the dual boot grub I had was useless so I ran boot-repair from a ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu 15.04 on SSD

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my SSD a few days ago, and this morning I removed my HDD with Windows 8.1 to see if Ubuntu would boot. It didn't. I put the HDD back in and restarted, but with no avail. ...
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Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)?

Is it possible to boot faster with Windows 8.1 when dual booted with Ubuntu (14.04)? I am familiar of fast boot being disabled during installation of Ubuntu. Does that mean Windows will always boot ...
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First installation like a breeze - reinstallation nothing but woes

I own a MSI GS60 that has Intel Graphics and an nVidia GTX 860M graphic cards, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it without any problems. I totally loved it. Then I had the idea ...
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How can I dual boot the Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 with a trick?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 onto my Windows 8.1 UEFI SONY VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 2 partitions: / and a swap partition. ...
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SLOW system on HIGH-END Custom PC

Bought a fresh HD for Ubuntu & Windows 8.1 setup. Both OS on different HD's. Ubuntu HD is SATA 6 GB/s, Windows HD is SSD. Windows is on SATA 1 and Ubuntu is on SATA 4 slot. Basic system info: ...
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cant turn off secure boot to install ubuntu

I am a long time Ubuntu user who recently upgraded my pc and I installed kubuntu (15.04) when I saw I wasn't connected to the Internet, I fiddled around looking online and nobody had the same mobo and ...
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Cannot boot into Windows Vista from grub menu

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Already installed Windows Vista on the same partition /dev/sda. I have the older BIOS based laptop NOT UEFI. I was able to work on both Ubuntu and Windows selecting ...
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How to access UBUNTU from USB HDD

DISCLAIMER: I am very new to UBUNTU and Linux in general! I have installed UBUNTU on my external HDD. My computer has Win 8.1 on its HDD. What I want is to get the GRUB screen at bootup asking for ...
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Having trouble with 32 bit install

I'm having trouble with the 32-bit of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've tried to install it with Wubi to dual-boot with Windows Vista but it's just not working. The few times I've tried the install fails or it ...
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Mouse and Display not working on new install

I recently inherited an older (circa 2011) Compaq PC and decided to try out Ubuntu on it. I burned the latest 64-bit release (14.02.4)to a DVD and ran it and tried it without a problem. After I went ...
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UBUNTU sdcard doesn't boot

I'm having problems with my computer ( can't boot win8 ) so I need to rescue my data. A friend of mine told me I could do it booting ubunto from a USB drive, I downloaded ubuntu, I installed it on the ...
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Is there documentation for iso-scan/filename?

I do not see any documentation for the boot parameter iso-scan/filename=. I see the parameter is handled by the script at location scripts/casper-premount/20iso_scan in Ubuntu's initrd. Here is the ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 15.04 on Mac Mini with Ubuntu Desktop Installed

I have a Mac Mini that I somehow (god knows how) managed to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 onto in the past. I want to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.04 on to the Mac Mini but I can't get it to recognize my ...
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Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly

I just tried to install Ubuntu on my laptop but it does not work. The CD boots normally (I can see the Ubuntu Logo), but then I receive the following error message: The system is running in ...
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blackscreen when i boot into ubuntu installer

I am trying to install ubuntu on my acer laptop and when I boot a usb made from start-up disk creator it shows the loading screen for a bit and then it turns to a black screen with the backlight on. ...
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how to get GRUB or the Windows Bootloader to load Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinammon 17.2 [on hold]

I set up a dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2, and i can access either of these if I change boot priority in the Bios Menu, but I can't access them from the Windows Bootloader or ...