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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Overwritten system files

I need help to work out what damage I have done to my Ubuntu server. I ran a poorly coded script which has overwritten 26 files on my Ubuntu server. The script used sudo to run with root permissions ...
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on boot black screen with blinking cursor

while installing Ubuntu from CD, during installation the installer hung and i restarted the computer. now when the computer restarts it goes straight to a black screen with cursor blinking. i tried ...
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Crazy reboot loop?

finally got Ubuntu run reasonably well. Downloaded 94 updates & approved driver update for nVidia card. Still having "boot" problems. If I use shutdown goes into a "reboot" loop. If I hit restart ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no screen - desktop problem

So I've literally poured over tons of articles on fixing screen/desktop manager/window manager problems and unfortunately it has only left me more confused! I have a triple boot macbookpro that I ...
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Where I can I find an image 11.04?

I am running a older Toughbook CF 29 and had I think 11.04. I tried to upgrade to 12.04 but it didn't take. So I am looking for a stable image. Could some one point me in the right direction? I would ...
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How do you restore bootable flag to windows partition?

On my Dell Inspiron 660 i have windows 8.1. Now, Feeling as if that is not open-source enough, i often boot into ubuntu 12.04 Via live usb. Doing so has, somehow, turned off bootable flag for windows ...
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April 2014 update taken, bootup hangs at Stopping System V runlevel compatibility

I've seen other threads related to my current situation, but the solutions posted didn't help... After accepting updates this morning, my system halts at "Stopping System V runlevel compatibility" ...
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Lost CDROM in Boot options in BIOS

I wiped my HD and did a clean ubuntu install with the latest version. I lost the option in my BIOS to boot from the CD. The BIOS sees the drive in system info but the only option I have in Boot ...
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making a boot able stick

I am trying to down load to a memory stick ubuntu 12.04 32 bit version but only seem to be able to get the 13.10 version. I think I am following the make a bootable stick instructions correctly but ...
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Ubuntu didn't come on

After finishing the installation process and restarting the computer Ubuntu didn't start...and no choosing option of which system I wish to use..only XP came on immediately. What to do now?
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Can't boot into unity/ubuntu after installing KDE

Here's the situation: I have a separate /home partition to make installs and upgrades easy. I just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was great. I installed the LXDE desktop (not Lubuntu) ...
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windows fresh installation alongside zorin os [on hold]

Right now, I have only zorin OS running in my Compaq laptop. I removed windows 7 completely about a month ago,but now I wish to have windows alongside zorin . I'm unable to accomplish this with what ...
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Ubuntu boot problem new install 13.10X64

A few days ago I purchased a new laptop TOSHIBA Z30 A134. I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10.amd 64, but after showing me that the installation is completed and you must restart the computer shows me ...
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Choosing which hard drive to boot from

I intend for this to be informative and ask for other insight because I wish I had this available to me when I was struggling through this. I want to share what I did and hope to find a better ...
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Ubuntu is not booting up

I have installed a apps from ubuntu software center namely "mount manager" to mount few of my ntfs drive automatically when I login. After installation and configuration I have restarted ubuntu to ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade screws up USB stick with persistent file

I have read the Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick and realized I have my own question. The problem is: when you do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from ...
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A reliable way of creating a bootable usb in kubuntu?

Unetbootin installs grub which then boots the system you specify. I don't like that. Linux live ISOs are directly bootable and usually contain a pre-configured grub install of their own which among ...
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Help!! Installing ubuntu with broken laptop monitor. External VGA works, but not until windows loads drivers

Thanks in advance for reading my madness. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a working copy of Vista running on it. I want to install Ubuntu Desktop on it. The twist is this: The laptop monitor is ...
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ubuntu stuck on purple loading screen, nvidia graphics card problem

my nvidia geforce gtx 750ti graphics card is why ubuntu will not boot. It hangs in the purple screen. i have 13.10 installed. how do i boot ubuntu with this nvidia card?
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Is there any kind of relationship between Windows and Ubuntu installation?

I've just experienced incredibly weird behavior in Ubuntu. I've written lately some questions here regarding my shitty tablet not working correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 . I've left it that way having it ...
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sudo reboot now 14.04 beta 2 bug [on hold]

I've noticed this across the board on all my 14.04 final beta servers. I have to hard reset it past this point. Is this a known issue or a bug? Doesn't matter what it's running, this just happens to ...
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Using GRUB Customizer to hide boot menu fails

This is a pretty urgent question. I need to hide the GRUB2 Bootloader (default is XP and Ubuntu 14.10 LTS the 2nd option since it's a dual-boot.) But no matter however I try to configure it, it ...
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Boot problem with ubuntu

I pressed shift when Ubuntu was booting. When it booted then nothing was visible other than folders and wallpapers( launcher etc. are not visible). Please help me to solve this problem.
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Problem Booting from USB Stick on Old Dell Laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an old Dell Latitude laptop and would like to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10. I was able to make a bootable USB Stick but the Dell won't boot from it. I hit f12 as it booted and ...
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If I cannot download U to a stick or disc, can I download and run from desktop? [on hold]

I have downloaded to the desktop. It is an iso file, which may or may not be readable by my 'puter. If I click on it to open, will it load itself? I want it to run alongside IE8, so I can get rid of ...
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How to say which process slows down boot (bootchart) [migrated]

So my computer boots up for 150s and I can clearly see that it does nothing between 40-105s. Can You help me determine which process is responsible for this waste of time? Thank You for any help. ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after Logo!

i am Ahmad and i am facing trouble created by myself. Here is the problem: "After Lubuntu logo appears: a black screen appears with a blinking white '-' on the top left corner of the screen for ...
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Cannot decrypt hardrive. Password not accepted

I have been tackling this for at least 5 days now. Initially I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognise my already installed partition LVM with an Arch, Home, and Swap logical volume. I have now got Ubuntu ...
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Cant boot from kernel 3.13.0.24

Hi yesterday while updating 14.04 using the update manager I saw Kernel 3.13.0.24 getting downloaded so after the update process completed I rebooted but found that the kernel is stuck at version ...
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Ubuntu 'grub rescue>' 'ls /boot' file not found

I tried all possible solution in grub rescue error... First I enter ls command and set prefix=(hd0,6)/boot/grub then set root=(hd0,6) and then type set after that ...
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Change initramfs script

I made RAID 0 by mdadm'ing partition located on dmraid VIA VT6421 and Western Digital hdd. Installed Ubuntu on that RAID. Now, when I boot, I get (initramfs) ash prompt. There, I have to write mdadm ...
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How do I access my software updater if it doesn't display anywhere?

I'm really struggling to update my ubuntu os... I've got three different versions of it on my pc namely Blackbox, twm & Kde/ kubuntu. However I can't access my software updater from any of them ...
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Computer is totally useless now

Okay, I tried turning on my other computer this morning, And got the following error message. Error no such device edddc179-e42e-4666-8ff3-00566a57908a Entering rescue node grub rescue > - is ...
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No windows option after Ubuntu installation

I have Windows on my machine and then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using USB. I was not getting the option to boot into Ubuntu, so I ran boot-repair but then now I am not getting option to boot into ...
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Cant boot into ubuntu install

So I am trying to install Ubuntu, I had it before but I removed it because i couldn't re install it, i thought it would work but it didn't. So I cant boot into the install anymore, it says: SYSLINUX ...
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PXE boot with Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I'm currently having a PXE server to perform many different OS' installation over the network. I have a fully functionnal Ubuntu 13.10 live environnement and I would like to give a try on 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu Server: Boot Messages on terminal 7 (video) Why?

I use only text terminals in ubuntu server. Especially at boot time :) I've turned off plymouth splash screen and I get boot messages on terminal 1. But after couple of messages, active terminal is ...
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Can't boot after Kubuntu 13.10 installation with Windows 8 Dual Boot

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 with Dual Boot Windows 8.1 via USB. After reboot i got the prompt: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported I already tried to fix it with boot-repair, but nothing ...
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sometimes my ubuntu wont start up, just black screen, and nothing will open

and im supposed to have the option to boot windows or Ubuntu and I don't get that option, what is going on? any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Grub Boot-Loader Not Getting Repaired

I am getting no screen for selection of which OS to boot. I installed windows 8 over Ubuntu 13.10. In Boot-Repair i selected Recommended repair but later the repair failed and it gave me this URL ...
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UEFI Bootable USB Stick Ubuntu 12.04 lts

I bought a new Laptop yesterday (an acer e1-510 with windows 8.1) and did not know that it has a shitty uefi when I tried to install ubuntu 12.04(.4) lts from usb drive but when i click install linux, ...
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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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When starting up, Ubuntu shows only a blinking cursor. Why?

I've seen this asked multiple times here on AskUbuntu, but there are so many solutions and so diverse, that I don't know which one to try. I'm afraid I'll break something because I'm not very ...
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Different problems with my 13.10 system

Hello guys, I'm a real newbie in using ubuntu, but I really, really like it. I'm facing 2 different and annoying problems tough, so I hope you guys can help me out with this. First Problem: I have ...
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How can I install Lubuntu on a mSATA SSD

I have an Intel NUC D54250WYK with an mSATA. I can install Lubuntu on it, but it will not boot up into the OS. I've tried all of the so-called workarounds, but most of them are for Ubuntu. I really ...
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Ubuntu Touch OS for N900 phone + how to install?

I recently got interested and bought a used N900, because of the many cool things I heard about it. While trying to install an application through HAM, I think I made a mistake and now the phone is ...
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What method to use to install Ubuntu

I have a few questions: I have a Windows 7 HP mini. I would like to install Ubuntu. I lost my password ages ago to the administrator account. I just use a guest account for now... But I have no access ...
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CMOS battery replacement - BIOS seems to be looking for windows loader [on hold]

So I determined that my CMOS battery was shot! I replaced it and the bios seems to be looking for windows boot manager now. I love my system (12.04) - how can I get it back and this horrible windows ...
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Legacy vs UEFI Help

Are there any drawbacks to installing Ubuntu 13.10 (and soon 14.04) in Legacy BIOS instead of UEFI? I have installed 13.10 64bit in Legacy by mistake and was just wondering if it would hurt anything ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Load fallback graphics devices [fail] - How to open terminal

There are other answers to my question, but i can't understand them. Let me first explain my problem. When i boot ubuntu, there isn't any interface just some "comments" about the boot. And when this ...