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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Delete tp-trackpoint-elantech

I installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo T440 and not everything was working fine with the plain installation. So I used the official lenovo wiki to install all drivers. After I installed ...
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No such partition. Grub rescue

I installed Ubuntu on one of the two of my hard drives. My other hard drive has Windows 7. When I booted from the Ubuntu hard drive but then it had an error and said "no such partiton. ". So I ...
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unetbootin ubnldr.MBR error during boot up

So basically I've tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using the live disc but it won't recognize my windows 7 installation. So I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu alongside windows and after ...
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Freeing space on /

Recently i experienced X server fails on my Ubuntu 12.04. When i booted up i got a window sayig that system is running in low-res mode, the option to run it like that once, failed. - coulnd't log in ...
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What kernels & packages do I un-install?

Okay, my wife's computer is apparently running out of space on /boot and from what I can tell in similar questions, it's related to unused kernels (which makes no sense, considering it's a fresh ...
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Ubuntu claims its out of space? [duplicate]

When my wife starts her computer, she is told (after logging-in): The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or by moving ...
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*Solved* I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu using a USB, but the boot-up process is stuck

Last night, the hard disk of my laptop encountered the click-of-death. As a result, I couldn't boot into my Windows 7 installation anymore. So that it's not a total loss, I took the advice of a ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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How to enable my flashdrive while im in the BIOS Setup Utility

Im trying to install Ubuntu 32bits on my ASUS Eee PC. I want to install it over Windows XP Home Edition, using my 8gb flashdrive. On my flashdrive I have Universal-USB-Installer 1.9.5.5 by ...
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boot failure - previously testdisk was installed

I ask for help on the constant boot failure situation. I run a 12.04LTS on a Acer 4736Z laptop. I tried to install testdisk. But this caused failure to mount externel USB HDD. Then I removed testdisk ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB (UEFI)

everyone. After having installed Ubuntu on my desktop Windows 7 won't run. There's a menuentry in the GRUB called "Windows 7" but when i press it nothing happens - the GRUB's menu just reappears. I ...
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Recover windows boot partition

I am completely new with Linux and on my holidays I decide to install Ubuntu 14,04, somehow I manage to delete the first partition sda1 100mb and can not boot on windows 7 any more. Already tried ...
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14.04 upgrade FAILED & cannot get a boot, just MEMTEST [on hold]

Can someone tell me how to get my drive to boot after "upgrading" to 14.04?
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Grub takes forever to show up

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my MacBook Pro 5,3. Everything works fine so far except for GRUB. It takes 5-8 minutes to just show up. The rest of the boot process goes as expected. I'm also ...
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USB FTDI devices work only sometimes on 14.04.1

I hope that you could help me with a really frustrating problem. I use Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS and I have three Argolis Smargo Smartreaders V2 which I use with a program called OSCam. When I boot ...
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Quick question about Ubuntu on External HDD

I'm new to Ubuntu and after some Google search, I manage to install Ubuntu on my external drive (4 partitions) with the following setup: sdb1: Ubuntu and Grub (60gb) sdb2: swap (7GB) sdb3&4: file ...
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Booting Android with GRUB, but how?

I have a small problem. I have seven partitions: Device Boot Begin End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 206848 219013119 109403136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT <-- ...
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EFI installation fail

EDIT: I managed to resolve part of the problem myself. Now I am left with this. I have a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101 with pre-installed Windows 8. I did had Ubuntu installed before, but after a ...
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I can't access the grub menu during bootup of Ubuntu server 14

I cannot access the grub menu when booting up Ubuntu server. I have tried the options in the following three threads: How to enable GRUB menu on Ubuntu 12.04 server? I can't get grub menu to ...
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LTSP client boots on busybox

I've installed an LTSP server on my linux desktop 12.04 (virtual machine), set all the necessary network settings. Now I created a thin client using virtualbox, booted (after starting up the server ...
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Bootable USB Ubuntu

I see that this has been asked around here before. But not only are the answers over a year out of date, they all point to a Windows installer that is known to have a virus. I know this for a fact ...
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windows 8 cannot boot after installation of ubuntu 14.04

after installation of ubuntu 14.04 , my windows 8.1 fails to start and shows oxc000000001, I used boot repair system wich fixed my ubuntu and it is working now but windows 8.1 is not loading :(, ...
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Dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Ubuntu with a dual boot mechanism. For some days i was unable to boot into Ubuntu. Windows 8 booted just fine. After some days when i switched my laptop ON, Ubuntu 14.04 booted up ...
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RE : Installing Ubuntu on a NTFS Flash Drive

I wanted to create a bootable Windows and Ubuntu on my flash drive. Due to FAT32 constraint on Windows, I formatted my flash drive to NTFS. But after i installed Ubuntu into the flash drive and boots ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS 32 bit not booting

When Ubuntu 14.04 LTS trys to boot I get several lines like this: Bad I/O access at port x20000 (out1(val, port) The port numbers go from x2000 through x2024 at that last message the boot stalls and ...
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Syslinux 6.02 - where to and what has to be copied to create a working manual install?

I've managed to setup a USB Stick for UEFI booting using rEFInd, and would like to extend it for legacy BIOS booting using syslinux. However, I am missing a step and can't find out how to solve it. ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...
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How Do I install Windows on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Now the time has come for me to quit. I am not able to manage with Ubuntu, I should not blame the developers rather I should blame myself for not understanding. I would humbly request the experts to ...
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After memory upgrade system boot to blank screen

I just upgraded a PC from 2G of RAM (2x1Gb) to 3G (2x1G + 2x512M) after finding a pair of memory modules in a drawer. The PC boots ok, I see grub welcoming message (just a second) and then screen ...
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Couldn't find kernel image :/isolinux/isolinux.cfg on USB FLASH Drive

I have ACER ASPIRE one net book with Windows 7 32BIT Installed the Universal USB creator Created the Desktop Ubuntu USB drive by following the options given Booted my system then got this error. ...
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problem booting dell latitude 3440 ubuntu

just got dell latitude 3440 with ubuntu preinstalled I want to install another OS I tried to do it from CD, but the optical drive did not show in the boot options so I then tried to do it from flash ...
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Use refind over gurb (grub starting after refind)

So im dual-booting Windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04, both on a GPT partition type in a Gigabyte hybrid uefi (both were installed as uefi) When i choose windows, it boots correctly but when choosing ubuntu ...
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Linux Full Installation on USB (Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1) UEFI issue

I see a few similar questions but I haven't found one that had a solution yet for me. So, forgive me if this seems redundant. As the title implies, I want to install an Ubuntu fork (LinuxLite 2.0) on ...
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A bit of a keyboard problem

So I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a solution anywhere nor can I find a problem exactly like mine so maybe someone can help me. I want to be very specific just in case I did something ...
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ubuntu Server asus chromebox won't boot unless I have a hdmi display plugged in

So I installed Ubuntu Server on my Asus Chromebox, all works great except I have a strange issue. Ubuntu won't boot unless I have a hdmi display plugged in I've tested this over and over. If I plug ...
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Mint Grub can't find USB [on hold]

Whenever I boot my laptop with Linux Mint 17, it gets stuck at the logo screen, saying: Starting CUPS printing spooler/server This goes on for a few minutes and then it stops and starts that same ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting properly even from live cd

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my pre installed windows 8 laptop and it was running great. But suddenly i'm facing this problem. When ever i turn on/restart my laptop from last ubuntu uses/ubuntu it ...
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14.04 only works through recovery though badly

since I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 I can't boot in any other mode than through recovery mode. If I don't, the mouse hardly works then freezes, same for keyboard. Still, after using the recovery mode ...
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Problems with my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits bootable USB [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my computer by using a bootable USB but I keep getting this error: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 Copyright (C)... Unkown keyword in configuration file: ...
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PC no longer boots after partitioning second hard disk

I have a PC with two identical disks. Initially I completely ignored the second disk (/dev/sda), setting up the full system on the first one (/dev/sda). I got as far as a fully operational system. ...
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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. On 23 August 2014 I ran in terminal sudo apt-get update. Then I rebooted the system. And now I see: ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen or blinking cursor [duplicate]

I know this looks like a dupe, but I've tried every solution I could find in any other thread. I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04. I'm planning to install in a dual-boot configuration with Windows ...
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Takes Multiple Boots to Load

As a preface, I am very new to Linux/Ubuntu and very new to working a computer that sometimes requires terminal functions. I loaded Ubuntu as a clean install on a Lenovo Ideapad U510 that would no ...
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Multi-Booting from Mulit-Hard Drives

Hello and thank you in advance for reading this message. I was not able to find an answer in the forum and while I'm fairly certain that someone else has had to have experienced this problem in the ...
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Can't boot from USB; no selection option in grub; usb 1st boot choice

First, I have looked through the suggested questions that may have an answer, but nothing seems on point. I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 system. I have decided to play around with some ...
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Has my Ubuntu been deleted?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 as an only OS on my laptop in 250 GB out of 500 GB. I decided to install windows 7 alongside. While installing it, I chose 'unallocated 250 GB' as a location where to ...
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Error message 0xc00000001 while booting Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, as I switch on my computer I only receive one message which is: Windows Boot Manager, Windows failed to update: status 0xc00000001 What should I do?
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upgrade 13 ->14 failed, boot disk changed?

Halfway upgrading my Ubuntu 13.x to 14.04 activity stopped. After waiting 30 min or so I supposed the upgrade failed. I had no other choice than rebooting the system. Grub appeared and showed: ...
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My ubuntu is not booting after upgrading to 14.04 lts and installing cairodock?

I have upgraded my OS from 12.04 to 14.04 and installed Cairo dock.. After that when I click shutdown, the system hangs. So I shut down it by the press and holding power key. After that Ubuntu is not ...
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Can't boot from USB, why Ubuntu 14.04 in EFI mode goes directly to grub?

Ok, i installed Ubuntu 14.04 lts on a machine that formerly had Windows 8 (completely removed it) with UEFI, as far as i know, Ubuntu was installed in EFI mode, this was confirmed with some commands i ...