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 14.04 and windows 8 on seperated hard with Hdd power switch

dell inspiron 660 I5. I have two 1tb hard drives and a orico power switch that will let me select which hard drive functions. I have installed ubuntu on the 2nd drive with the windows drive not ...
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--ElementaryOS— Grub failed to install to target, rEFInd not detecting Elementary

I've tried to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 LTS with win8.1 on my Sony Vaio Fit 14 wich has UEFI BIOS and it worked flawlessly, without any problem, with working grub dualboot menu. But then I've tried to ...
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Toshiba Laptop can't find Ubuntu on boot

I just installed ubuntu via a USB to my toshiba satellite laptop. Everything went fine as far as the install goes but when I go to restart so I can boot into the install the laptop can't find anything ...
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How to install Ubuntu from windows

I want to install Ubuntu server on a free partition, my hdd is divided into two partitions, the first holds windows, my programs and so on, the second one is completely empty. I can't make a bootable ...
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Ubuntu server not booting GUI

I work for an IT company that usually supports Windows systems only. Recently we had a new client come to us with an old Linux server that they're having some problems with. They boot up the server ...
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how to boot ubuntu from external hard drive

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 . Using GParted I have copied the Ubuntu partition to an external HDD connected via USB . The partition with Ubuntu on the external HDD has its flag set by GParted to ...
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WiFi not working after suspend. Have tried fix

Every time after my laptop is suspended (either from closing the lid or manually suspending), WiFi is disabled and clicking on the network indicator says that networking is disabled. The only way to ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from USB, the screen resizes and stops

I know there were a lot of this questisons, but I haven't found solution anywhere for my particular problem. I have Windows 8 now and I want to delete it all and instal Ubuntu. I made USB Boot ...
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Trial Version 14.04.1 LTS on Emachines G640 with 8Gbytes memory

Due a Windows 7 crash, I decide instead of recovering Windows 7, first to try the subjected version without installing on my G640. I have made an USB version with pendrivelinux. The first graphic ...
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Long startup time after power supply is changed

I have a deskop PC here running Ubuntu 14.04 and observer very long start up time - about 5 minutes. If the Ubuntu is already started and I restarted it, it takes about 30 seconds to load. So the ...
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Attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04. Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I am rather new to Linux and Ubuntu and have attempted to download Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, burn it to a disk, and install it on my SlimPro Model SP675P with an external DVD drive. I run the disk and my ...
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Slow Boot Times — “gave up waiting for root device” error

I just installed Ubuntu this past Sunday. This afternoon after my laptop battery was drained, I plugged it in and started to boot into Ubuntu (I have a dual-boot setup along with Windows 8.1). I was ...
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Add Windows 8.1 to Grub List

I jus bought a Lenovo t430 and it had Windows 8.1 Pro when I received it. After some hard work i've got to install Ubuntu 14.04. After the install the grub didn't shown the windows option. Login in ...
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Ubuntu is not offered in bootup menu on Windows 7 reboot

I have a HP DV6 laptop running Windows 7. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 to my computer and burned the ISO image onto a DVD. I rebooted with the DVD in the tray and installed Ubuntu using the option. The ...
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Creating a bootable flash drive

I need to make a bootable Windows 8.1 flash drive and am trying to follow the instructions on this site "How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows". I am confused when I try following the 2nd ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 does not install correctly on Lenovo Carbon II. how do I recover?

Lubuntu 14.10 development version does not install correctly on the new Lenovo Carbons. It's something to do with the basic boot command. For instance, if I install 14.10 only, the computer does not ...
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Edubuntu inappropriate Kernel for installation

I faced this error while Runnign Edubuntu from Virtual Box. I used this edubuntu-13.04-dvd-i386.iso file.
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Network configuration on boot taking longer than 60 seconds… why?

My HTPC was running Ubuntu 13.04 and had no problems, but I've re-formatted the system and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (minimal) from scratch and I've having a problem with my network. When the system ...
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ubuntu unknow partition cannot mount or update grub

After a power failure, I had the following error: error: unknown filesystem grub rescue> I ran the ubuntu repair using a live usb. The log can be found here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8464735/ After ...
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How do I remove old kernel files from /boot and fix a potential error listed in <sudo dpkg --list 'linux-image*'>?

Any help with the following would be very much appreciated: A few days ago I installed the latest stable Linux kernel (3.16.3) and then I used the one liner from here to remove my old kernels. The ...
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GUI mode not loading

I have a HP ENVY 15z with Windows 8 pre-installed, and I've set part of the HDD for Linux, so I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in dualboot. Problem is, Ubuntu no longer boots, Windows boots just fine but ...
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“Libkmod: EROR… ignoring bad line” start-up issue

Just started using Linux Ubuntu 14.04 and when i try to boot it, it gives me this error message. After error message it boots successfully. The point is, i had this "ath9k.conf" file in directory ...
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Aspire s3 391-6046 Boot Configuration Data

Opens on Blue Screen and reads: Recovery Your PC needs to be repaired The boot configuration Data file is missing some required information File\BCD error code Oxc:000000d Press Esc to access UEFI ...
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Glitch on Ubuntu 14.04 boot

For some reason, I re-installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. But this time, I detected a glitch on boot. After the motherboard boot finished, there's a black screen with a purple border, and then for ...
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regarding installation of ubuntu 14.04

My pc has 1GB RAM and I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 32 bit by running .iso file from windows xp 32 bit. It always gives me error called' cannot download metalink and hence the iso file' I hv ...
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cannot scroll up and down on boot select menu with new keyboard

I just bought a razer deathstalker, which works great on my windows boot. However, I went to restart my system, and when I got to the boot menu, it was unable to move up and down to select a boot. ...
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I can't boot the ISO file

I have tried to boot the ISO file in my computer but I couldn't. I'm using Windows 7 and I save the file in my flash drive. When I tried to boot the flash drive appear the following message: Remove ...
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HP envy 15, Boot from usb

I'm trying to boot a live usb from an HP envy 15 but I can' seem to do it. I have already entered the bios setup, disabled secure boot, enabled legacy support. But, the bios sasys that when legacy ...
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Kernel Panic, Can I get specific info from this screenshot I have?

here are the specs for my desktop: Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS & Windows 7 HP pavilion p6000, AMD64 Here´s the problem details: Kernel panic error (Ubuntu) and Blue Screen of Death (Windows) ...
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I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, but my Windows 8 is not opening

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, but when I open Windows 8 it won't boot. It asks me to enter a recovery disk, which I don't have. What do I do? This is not supposed to happen, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not installing correctly

I am trying to install Ubuntu onto an old computer. Computer itself is a 1.7GHz processor with 608Mb RAM, standard on-board VGA graphics (ie no additonal graphics card) and a clean (ie no Windows) ...
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How can i start another operating system from within the ubuntu live cd?

I'm in a situation where i want to test various backup scripts for a remote vbox or vmware VM. For that I'm going to use an improvised 'pre-boot' environment for the guest machine made from a ...
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mdadm raid1 boot error

I created a RAID with Intel-Rapid-Storage(RST) - containing 2 3TB HDDs. Then I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 64Bit. Everything worked fine and then I did a reboot. Then I got the following error ...
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Install 14.04: is the /boot partition recommended on 500 GB HDD?

When I was using 12.04 version, I had returning problems while booting the system and the Boot Repair recommended to create a separate /boot partition. I finally did not do this, the problem ...
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14.04.1 - udev exit failed rc=2 at boot

I went over to /etc/sysctl.conf to change the swappiness value (to 10). I then saved my changes, and rebooted into a live USB/CD to go into Gparted to increase my swap size. Gparted did its thing, so ...
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Need help installing on an odd Win8/Android pc

I was given a Windows 8/Android tablet that will not boot properly. If it tries to boot into windows I get a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED error every time. There is no option to boot into Android. I want ...
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How to switch between Fuduntu to Ubuntu?

I am using Fuduntu at the moment but i need to Switch to Ubuntu. The main thing is that i can use FreeCad and many other Soft-wares that are available in Ubuntu and not in Fuduntu .How can switch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots to black screen

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTE on my HP Pavilion desktop with Nvidia graphics card. When I switch on my computer, it seems to boot normally at first, until the Ubuntu “coloured dots” screen ...
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Unable to login adminstrator account

I don't know what I have done exactly before it happen, the last thing I have done is accepting to install upadtes and to program it to shutdown after it finishes using sudo shutdown -h [MM]... After ...
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Restore GRUB from Windows or from USB

I had a dual boot Win XP - Ubuntu. I deleted XP and I installed Win 7. Now, GRUB doesn't exist anymore. I made a live usb with ubuntu to repair grub, but usb doesn't boot(i used it in past to install ...
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Why does the Ubutu 14.04.1 Desktop AMD64 tell me “(initramds) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system”?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto new built PC without an OS. I burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 Desktop AMD64 onto a disc and inserted that into the disk drive and set the boot priority to the disk drive first. ...
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Can't automatically boot Ubuntu

I just got a new motherboard and for some reason, I cannot get into the bios no matter what keys I press to change the boot menu and make it start automatically. I have to keep pressing the F11 key ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Failure on 2012 MBP - Missing Operating System

everyone. This is my first time posting on AskUbuntu, and I'm really hoping I can get some help. Background: I had a dual boot partition of OS X Mavericks and Windows 8 on my 2012 Macbook Pro. I've ...
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Recover unbootable Ubuntu, boot-partition gone?

I was unable to boot Ubuntu after setting my BIOS to default. I tried Boot-repair and tried a "recommended repair". After a while it asks me to insert the following in Terminal: sudo chroot ...
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. Have read all the questions posted here, as well as tried for 3 days now

I'm really sorry to bother everyone. I almost always find my answer on these forums, but it's been 3 days now and I've read dozens of askUbuntu posts and tried all sorts of different things to no ...
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Degraded performance in boot after installing the Gnome Desktop

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 via a minimal CD. it looked like a terminal window so I did: apt-get install gnome and it downloaded a lot of stuff. Then I rebooted and created an account. It's been ...
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Can't access my desktop after power failure of update

I had a power failure while upgrading Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.10, and I got: Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and ...
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Will the boot-degraded flag remain after upgrading to 14.04?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a RAID setup with the boot-degraded option. If I upgrade to 14.04 will the boot-degraded option remain? I manage this server remotely and would hate to ...
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Cant install ubuntu in my Computer

Well, the think is, yesterday i was trying to create a partition with gparted and i formated all my pc and created a partition table with 2 partition, 1 ext4 and 1 fat32, one for windows and one for ...
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Installing UBUNTU 14.04.01

I try to install and get a message that the Kernal is missing. What do I do. I am trying to install Ubuntu on a partioned disk. The machine is Dell Inspiron 8600 the other partion has Windows XP SP3 ...