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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Need to press the power button twice for ubuntu 15.04 to boot

I have a dual boot set up (windows 7/ubuntu 15.04). I've recently updtaed from 14.04 LTS to 15.04 and since then I have to press the power button twice. The first time it goes to grub without any ...
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hide grub on Ubuntu 15.04

I tried all the methods that comes in google search for "hide the grub menu on ubuntu", but still no luck, I guess things work differently on Ubuntu 15.04 ? this is my grub # If you change this ...
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Startup problem with Lubuntu 15.04

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my PC. It was running perfectly smoothly, so that a few days it is having a strange problem that happens sometimes, not all the time. What happens is that when I turn on ...
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How can I boot via USB with GA-945GCMNX-S2 BIOS?

I'm using a computer with a Gigabyte GA-945GCMNX-S2. So my issue here is the BIOS does detect the USB drive but does not boot in. I've tried Unetbootin, Live USB Installer and other tools but no ...
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Systemd non-determinism early on in boot from squashfs

Short version When booting exactly the same system repeatedly, sometimes the boot messages start with [ ...] systemd[1]: Set hostname to <liab>. [ ...] systemd[1]: Mounted /. [ ...] ...
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Boot problem: Can't find IRQ for PCI INT A

I have Win7 an +Ubuntu12.04 on my computer. It cannot boot I get the error: pci 0000:00:14.0: can't find IRQ for PCI INT A: probably buggy MP table Even after reinstalling ubuntu I get the same ...
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Windows7 is not starting

First I install Windows7 and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit. Now when I restart machine, there is option to start windows, but sometime it is starting and sometime it displays blank screen. I ...
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In ubuntu live without installing it is not showing the windows partition instead it is showing only one partition 942GB.How to get all the partion? [on hold]

I was trying to istall ubuntu 10.10.. using wubi.exe in windows 7 in the same local drive C: in which windows 7 Was.The installation has got completed and it has asked to reboot .I have rebooted then ...
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GRUB Loading, please wait … Error 17. How can I get my computer to boot?

I don't have a working CDROM and cannot boot from a USB as far as I know. I partitioned the HD and I think I made the mistake of making that partition a bootable one. Now I get the message: GRUB ...
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I Can't boot directly to ubuntu

I get an error while booting Ubuntu so I have to hold "Fn+F12" and scroll down to Ubuntu although Ubuntu is the only OS I run. My Laptop Specs , Leveno G-50 6 gig ram 500 gig HD
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Fail after seond reboot when going to Kubuntu vivid from 14.10

My wife's Eurocom Laptop was running Kubuntu 14.10 and telling her she needed to do a version upgrade. But clicking on the upgrade button in apper was failing with a error 127. We tried running a ...
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Booting from Live USB while Ubuntu 15.04 is already installed on the HD, makes next boot not find ad an ny OS

I had 15.04 already installed on my machine, and wanted to see something on a clean installation via a Live USB. So I restarted and booted from my USB and played around on a clean installation. ...
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How can I upgrade from an EOL version without using an .ISO image as I cannot boot from usb or DVD?

I am trying to upgrade or update from Ubuntu 11.04. My computer (acer aspire c 2008) won't boot from usb and my cdrom usually doesn't mount. So could I partition my hard drive and put the .ISO there ...
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Unknown chipset drm failed after grub

I have been receiving this error every time I try to try Ubuntu or install it. I boot it in non uefi mode ( if its in uefi the screen is just blank) and choose my language. I pick an option and this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots on Bios on Asus EeeBook X205TA

Hope someone can give me fix to my problem. I purchased a Asus Eeebook X205TA to access my desktop when away. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as single OS and completed the install without any errors ...
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(Urgent! I need help ASAP.) Ubuntu 14.10 stopped booting suddenly

I've had Ubuntu 14(Trusty) since not long after it came out, and I have enjoyed the system without any real significant problems.....until not much earlier today, that is. It started maybe half an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot after installing

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 after my Windows 8.1 was not boot at all. After the installation I removed the USB drive and restarted the computer, but It had "Checking media presence -Media ...
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ubuntu 15.04 won't boot after install

I've installed ubuntu 15.04. The installation was finished so I restarted my laptop. And now it displays the menu to log in into bios. After that it shows black acreen with underlined letter A. I ...
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How to make a Bootable DVD from an ISO?

I would like to download a ISO Image of either Ultimate 4.4 or Unbuntu Desktop 14.04 and be able to burn it to a DVDand boot from that DVD to install either to a old Compter that will does not have ...
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{4.047432} ACPI PCC probe failed on Ubuntu 15.04 default boot

I've installed ubuntu 15.04 today & got this error. [4.047432] ACPI PCC probe failed on Ubuntu 15.04 default boot Don't know what happened I can't get to login screen. From advance option i'm ...
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Ubuntu boot menu showing up instead of Windows

I'm totally a newbie to Ubuntu, disk partitioning and stuffs. I had installed and un-installed Ubuntu(14.04 LTS) in an atypical way several times and screwed up my disk partitions. But when I thought ...
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Screen flickering during boot

Everytime I boot a purple screen appears followed by heavy white flickering for 1 sec, then the screen goes black till the login screen comes up. The ubuntu logo with dots never show up. Once booted ...
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Kernel error message during boot

Every time when I start my laptop I see these error messages: What is the cause for them and how can I fix this problem?
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Ubuntu cannot boot after replacing Windows 8.1 - Boot-repair failure

I have the following problem. I recently bought an SSD for my laptop - which is about 6 years old - and made a clean Windows 8.1 install on it. However, after an "accident" - I had forogt to plug ...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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Ubuntu freezes during boot

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Acer E17 laptop. From one to another the computer seems to freeze during the boot sequence. It boots to grub without an issue, but when I select Ubuntu it seems to freeze ...
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Ubuntu and Live USB won't Boot after power cut 15.04 BTRFS

I didn't think this was a problem until it happened to me twice on two different systems and have never seen this before. First time I was running Xubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo T61 using BTRFS. The ...
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Slow Ubuntu Booting

Problem: It takes too much to start Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 32-bit (7 minutes after the Grub screen). Problem description I turn on the PC 1 minute after the Grub screen appears Once selected Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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Why do I have to repair my booting when swapping harddrives in my laptop?

I bought a new SSD for my Lenovo Thinkpad W530 (I am not sure if hadware is relevant). I installed 15.04 on the new SSD in EFI-only mode with manual partitioning (/efi, / and /home partitions, ...
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Installing Windows 7 after ubuntu 14.04?, cannot boot from win7 usb or dvd

i have an old hp pavilion win 7x64 and got full of viruses, it doesn't have efi/legacy only bios. So i decided to install ubuntux64 end erased all partitions and everything. After the install i tried ...
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full disk encryption boot gui gone

I have installed my ubuntu system with full disk encryption. After installing updates, the gui that you type the password will not show, just a command line interface that keeps ticking information ...
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cant boot to windows after installing ubuntu 15.04

okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, ...
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Windows 8 doesn't show in GRUB 2, Bootrepair didn't help

I've spend the entire day on this problem, probably because I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu. First I wasn't able to start Ubuntu, but after Bootrepair I was. ...
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How do I create a bootable multiple OS DVD in Ubuntu?

I have downloaded a set of linux operating systems that include Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 17, Fedora 21, ArchLinux and Bodhi linux. In totla, all sum up to a size of 4.4 gigabytes. Now what I want to ...
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mei_me initialization failed at boot up

I have an "mei_me" error at system boot-up. May 2 17:47:39 florian-Linux kernel: [ 11.867542] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 62 for MSI/MSI-X May 2 17:47:39 florian-Linux kernel: [ 11.870423] mei_me ...
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My ubuntu 15.04 file system is not writable

The problem started when my lightdm config got messed up and would only boot to a black screen with a cursor. In an attempt to fix this I booted up into recovery mode, dropped into the shell and tried ...
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Black screen after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have spent a few hours on my tablet trying to get help reading answers to similar problems but I'm still stuck. I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. I did it by following the steps on the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu and Xubuntu freezes before login screen (purple screen)

I tried both Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14.04, 64 bit, dual boot with Windows 8) When I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, it freezes. But when I choose "advanced options for Ubuntu" and select and older ...
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Ubuntu Mate LTS 14.04 boot menu will not load OS

I am running ubuntu Mate 14.04 Lts and just recently I have not been able to boot with the grub boot manager. When I hit enter to load ubuntu, my screen freezes at the boot menu. I am able to login by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts not booting in new location

When at home, my laptop boots and operates perfectly, including the WiFi. However, when I take it to work, the boot process is interrupted. The graphical envirmonment appears, but nothing works. I ...
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Fail to boot after downgrading from ubuntu 15.10 to 14.04lts

I can see only "Reboot and select proper device" on laptop startup. Here is my partition configs http://paste.ubuntu.com/10963438/ My laptop model is asus x553m. I need your help!
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Can't boot into Linux Dual Boot. HP goes directly to Windows8

So... I wanted to mount a virtual environment of Windows 7 on VirtualBox. I found out I had to turn on "Virtualization" on the BIOS. So, I went to the BIOS and enabled Virtualization. Then reboot the ...
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Ubuntu on Mac using bootable USB corrupt screen

I have been trying to get Linux ubuntu to work on my desktop macintosh running on os x yosemite but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB, and I select try ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS showing 'version message write failed' message while booting

The following lines are getting displayed while Ubuntu is booting. [ 27.981086] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 60 for MSI/MSI-X [ 27.985007] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: version message write failed: ret = -5 ...
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Error message on booting up Ubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

After upgrading from kernel linux-image-3.13.0-49-generic to linux- image-3.13.0-51-generic, I am getting this error message in dmesg on startup: [ 6.352555] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 47 for MSI/MSI-X ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04 can't do graphical log in

I have done clean install recently of Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. And I was able to log in to the graphical environment until I enabled "boot to text" like said there: How do I disable X at boot time so ...
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List all services starting at boot

I'm looking for a way to get a list of all the services (/etc/init.d or upstart or systemd), which are supposed to be starting (or having been started at) boot. How do you get a list of all starting ...
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How is ubuntu live user graphical session (startx) started up in a LiveCD?

I am trying to build a custom ISO, using ubuntu-builder. I've taken a 12.40 mini remix ISO as a starting point. Here is my specific example - however, I'm interested in principle how the process goes ...