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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Start an app from grub with minimal bootup time

I am trying to build a small retro gaming pc and choose to base it on Xubuntu/ubuntu/Xfce. If it is possible I want to set it up too boot as fast as possible directly into mame (maybe other games ...
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Ubuntu 14.04. Alternative to nomodeset? Second screen is not detected. Which graphic drivers to use?

I read many threads that deal with this or similar issues, however, I did not manage to solve my problem yet. Here is the problem: I received a Dell Precision M4800 that came with Windows 7. I wanted ...
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Dell T7400 Wont boot ubuntu

Anyone Ubuntu server 14.04 I have Dell Precision T7400 with onboard SAS controller. After installing ubuntu from "LinuxLive USB" USB drive, the machine freezes at the boot screen. I dont get ...
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Ubunt does not start

I was using ubuntu and windows in dual mode. But suddenly my ubuntu stopped working. As I tried to open ubuntu it wont get open it say something like "udev is not premitted..." What can I do?
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Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop - Not even Ctrl+Alt+F1/6 working

Ok, don't judge this as a duplicate question, please read through the whole thing. I have read the other thread and the solution is usually to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then start working on the problem. ...
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Grub not booting up

Hey guys I have a question about grub. I am trying to dualboot windows7 and linux however I am recving a problem with grub. It will just boot into windows. I also delated the system reserved ...
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Stuck in GRUB after upgrading to 15.04

I upgraded a PC from 14.10 to 15.04 today with no errors, and rebooted. Now I'm stuck at GRUB. If I select 'Ubuntu' to boot, it reboots the machine. If I go to 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' and then ...
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Kernel panic when trying to install ubuntu

Summary: When trying to install Ubuntu i get Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0) and the other questions adressing the same error doesn't help since all ...
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Ubuntu Gnome freezing during startup

This morning I installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. I installed a few applications and restarted the computer a couple times without issue. I just ran updates though, and when I restarted the computer ...
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I've tried every possible solution, my computer WILL NOT BOOT FROM GRUB

Okay, I went through the installation process to have dual OS; windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04. No matter what I do my computer WILL NOT boot from the grub menu. To clarify I have already: disabled ...
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Can't install windows 7 , it gives “no device drivers found” message [on hold]

I'm using ubuntu 14 and I've been trying to install win7 but every time I try to install it , it gives a message saying "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains ...
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Cannot boot from USB or DVD _Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

hope somebody has any original ideas on my particular problem.. I have downloaded and successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit to my new Laptop and am having minor problems with speed etc. Thus ...
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help needed with elementary OS dual boot with windows 7 [on hold]

I have Windows 7 installed in my laptop. Recently i installed elementary OS on a sepearte partition. The elementary OS installation completed successfully. After reboot the screen was showing the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly won't load the Unity GUI!

This follows up with a new twist to: Ubuntu 14.04 stopped booting suddenly The situation before the problem cropped up was a little different this time around (for one, I didn't mess around with ...
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Reading error messages at bootup

I'm helping a friend load Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an old Dell laptop. I have it working, but there are several lines of errors that appear during boot up. They come up and disappear so quickly that it's ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 get stuck on boot amd graphics

I tried booting Ubuntu 14.04.2 but it got stuck when it said: setting battery thresholds done stopping system v runlevel compatibility [ok]" After this, the screen was blank and stuck, but ...
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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/… does not exist (after lvextend and aptitude upgrade)

After resizing the lvm of my machine and - some time later, updating kernel of my machine, the machine does not start. Error: ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/... does not exist What can I do here? Just ...
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Filesystems not mounting on boot?

I'm getting this fail after rebooting: I tried the instructions here and no dice. I also found a thread about getting rid of Btrfs but I'm not sure if that's a good idea to try. This is all on ...
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GRUB rescue and out of memory - killing process occurs when I start my laptop

Using USB booting, I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64 bit on my LENEVO Ideapad G50 - 70 dual boot with windows 8.1 - In order to overcome Ubi partman error 10 ( I think its RAID isssue) by using -> Try ...
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How can I increase size of boot partition, if I have an encrypted home partition?

Installed Ubuntu as a first-time user about two months ago. Has been working great until two weeks ago, when updates would no longer install due to not enough room on the boot disk. I did the "sudo ...
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systemd error on boot: [DEPEND] Dependency failed for ifup for virbr0/nic

First time booting with systemd after upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 I get this from systemd [ TIME ] Timed out waiting for device sys-su...m-net-devices-virbr0-nic.device. [DEPEND] Dependency failed ...
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Anyone else have problems with Dual Boot after upgrading to Windows 8.1? Help would be appreciated

I detest Windows, so when I bought a new Toshiba Satellite laptop, the first thing I did was dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked fine until I inadvertently upgraded Windows last week ...
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Elementary OS on portable hard drive wont work [on hold]

I Recently downloaded Elementary OS (Linux) onto a 1TB external hard drive (Seagate slim). Firstly I created a Live USB using 'Unetbootin' and a 32GB sandisk usb stick. I then plugged the hard drive ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - after hard power boot, it never comes back or it boots but then it does not behave correctly

I have a kiosk running with Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit, which is connected to a 47" screen, on boot it starts Google Chrome. Now the Ubuntu 15.04 needs to be powered off (6PM) and powered on (8AM). When ...
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Computer booting up automatically

Ok so, i have asked this question before but it did not get soved, so i am going to re-sate it here. SO when my computer is turned off it usualy powers on in the moring for no reason around 4:00AM and ...
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Invalid Partition Table after install

I've spent the past two hours trying to install version 15.04 on my dad's new laptop. I used my laptop to install the .iso to a usb using Startup Disk Creator and booted it from it with no problems. ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu even fter running boot repair

I could not boot into ubuntu so i ran boot-repair from USB, got the following summary i still cannot boot into ubuntu, http://paste.ubuntu.com/11455973/
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Problems with GRUB rescue mode

I've been having some issues with a laptop. This laptop was running Ubuntu 14.10, I was going to install Windows 8 on it through an USB stick, I formatted the drive through the Windows' setup, but a ...
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How to make grub in a USB recgonize a non-linux operating system?

Basically, i made just a lightweight and open-source operating system. I will be using grub2 to boot into the operating system, however it is not a linux distro. How i customize grub2 to boot into my ...
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Black Screen with Cursor on boot

I've only installed Ubuntu today.. I have booted into it many times but now it's showing up with a Black screen and a cursor. This happened after I tried to change my login screen to the LightDM ...
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Installation Error - The partition table format in use on your disks normally requires you to create a separate partition for boot loader code

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14 LTS on my external 1TB HDD, but I'm getting an error when I press "Install Now". Error Message My Partitions (Don't have enough reputation to post images) These are ...
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Vmware not starting Ubuntu

Ubuntu is not running.Vmware shows following context: Setting SATA ALPM on host17 to max_performance...Done ... ... ***sched policy powersave OFF Setting /sys/bus/usb/devices/2-2.1 to on How to ...
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/boot full, how do I delete the files kernel there safely with no complicated scripts? [duplicate]

I just update, but, I don't want to restart the computer, 'cause it may not reboot
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boot ubuntu black screen

I'd like to ask you guys before I install Ubuntu in addition to my Win OS. I have this setup: Win7 64bit Core i7-3520M 8GbRAM, AMD Radeon HD7570M. Booting from USB I get the black screen and none of ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu [migrated]

I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't really need my 14.04 Ubuntu so I deleted the partition of it with an Ubuntu Live CD. Since grub was ...
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Sudden problem when turning on the computer

I installed Ubuntu yesterday, everything was working perfect. I turned on the computer today and there was a problem with the /(whatever it means). The only thing I can see is the purple screen ...
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How to boot from an Ubuntu USB?

My laptop is running windows 10, build 9926. I would like to install Ubuntu or Kubuntu over windows 10. I have USB drives formatted and ready with the ISO files of Ubuntu and Kubuntu. (each drive has ...
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Ubuntu Server not booting up after install

I have a HP ProLiant Gen8 server with two 3TB HDDs and 16GB RAM and a 16GB Kingston USB. And I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on the 16GB USB, i followed the steps in the installation process and ...
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How to boot directly into Windows 10 from grub on Windows8.1-Windows10-Ubuntu15.04 tripleboot system?

I have a tripleboot system having Windows8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. When I choose Windows from grub menu, it takes me to Windows bootloader giving choice between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. How ...
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15.04 upstart&systemd boot problem

I upgraded to Kubuntu 15.04 and cannot start using either systemd or upstart without going into rescue mode. I switched from systemd to upstart without any change. It hangs at the Kubuntu logo and ...
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GRUB: boot.mod not found, loading works but symbol not found on linux.mod

Update: Turns out it was my hard drive - I literally heard it explode when I turned it on. Looks like I'm starting from scratch, but I'll leave this question up just in case someone has a similar ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Second Hard Drive

I have 2 1tb hard drives on my computer with Windows 8 on the first hard drive and nothing on the other. I want to install Ubuntu 14 on the second hard drive. I've looked up some guides and they all ...
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Will updating the BIOS remove my Ubuntu EFI entry?

I have an HP ProBook G1 with Windows 8.1 OEM on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dualboot. This laptop has a BIOS that makes it difficult to change the default boot loader called at hardware ...
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Acronis Extended Capacity Disk

I have a Western Digital Black 4 TB Hard Drive in my PC running Windows 8.1. To get past my PC's 2 TB limit I have used Acronis Extended Capacity Manager to gain access to hard drive space beyond the ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu

I had Windows installed on an NTFS partition. I freed a partition and installed Ubuntu successfully on it. I booted to Ubuntu once but after I restarted, I wasn't able to boot into it again and all I ...
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Ubuntu will not boot all the way

Recently, my computer lost it's ability to normally boot ubuntu. I am very perplexed as to why it may be happening. An interesting clue: about a week ago, I was trying to move some files around into ...
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Migrating to new SSD, not booting! (GRUB not loaded)

I got my new SSD today, and used dd to burn the Ubuntu 14.04 image onto a USB. Then I swapped the internal HDD with my new SSD. I booted into the USB, and installed Ubuntu to the SSD. I manually ...
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boots into initramfs ubuntu 14.04.2

First of all here are some explanations: I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus UX301L around September 2014. At the time I removed Windows and installed the boot, swap, root(/) and a backup partitions ...
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Removing one of the 2 installed kernels prevents startup [closed]

On Linux Mint 17.1 KDE I had 2 installed kernels(I saw in the View Kernels in the Update Manager) one was 3.13.0-37 which was marked Loaded, Recommended and Installed(uname -r also showed ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14 (Dual hard disk, dual boot system)

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu; I am more familiar with using Macs. I had my Windows 7 pre-installed upon receiving a new desktop (Acer Veriton with Intel i7 Processor, 32GB, 1TB HDD ...