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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Server No Longer Boots [duplicate]

Sorry about my lack of knowledge but this is my first experience with Linux We have a Linux server on our network (a Hyper-V VM) we had an issue with the RAID controller on the host that went ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14 LTS (64bit) on Lenovo Ideapad S205

My Lenovo Idepad S205 seems to be in a worse situation than in the question here Unable to upgrade or fresh install Lubuntu 14.10 (32bit) on Lenovo Ideapad S205 Unfortunately the answer given there ...
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Full Disk Encryption on Mac PC with EFI dual boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on my Mac Mini late 2011 using following article "Ubuntu plus mac pure efi boot" instructions. Now, I want to do dual boot in my Macbook Pro where I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10. CD ejects after clicking install Ubuntu alongside Windows

I don't have access to the BIOS because my laptop monitor is broken. I put the ISO on the DVD and verified the MD5 was correct. I am trying to set up a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu. HP ...
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Need to start Firefox on second display

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I have a couple of issues I need resolved. Currently, I have Firefox in the startup folder. I am running a computer to a large TV screen that has a very high ...
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Cant reinstall Windows

The other day I decided to try ubuntu 14.10, i installed it fully, over windows (was missing boot.ini and wouldnt boot, so I had to install something anyway), but now I want to switch back to windows. ...
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Ubuntu freezes after “Saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned” during boot

After I have installed Panteon DE and rebooted, my OS does not continiues the boot process after showing the output I've put in the title. It just displays bootsplash ad infinitum. What do I do?
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Unsuccessful boot up

I've only been able to run Ubuntu in Recovery Mode successfully one time. I've never been able to boot up successfully once (in normal mode). I've updated my graphics driver while I was in recovery ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu on Asus 1225B [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and at the end of installation it asked to restart. I restarted but it didn't shut down. All it's done - asked to terminate processes(OK) and nothing else. I shut it down ...
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Black screen when testing

I wanted to use Ubuntu on my pc since I saw some other people using it, I burned it on a DVD+R DL disk (8.5 GB dual layer) And tested it both on single-and dual layer. I did get the ubuntu screen to ...
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I need to restart from the root command line [duplicate]

I need help restarting/shutting down from the root command line, any commands I could use? I don't like hard resetting
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Troubleshooting Dual Boot: No results from boot-repair

sorry to post another one of these, but I cannot for the life of me get this dual boot to work. I am using a Sony VAIO S, which has Insyde H20. I have no issue booting from a disc or usb, but I cannot ...
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How to boot to Ubuntu ISO image on drive?

I can't boot to the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO I have on my drive (running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS btw). I added these lines to the bottom of /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry 'ubuntu-iso' { set ...
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boot-failure - usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61

While booting 14.04, I often get this error: usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61 Sometimes some more warning messages are also printed and the computer stops booting. I have to hard reset and ...
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Add startx and a GUI application at boot

I have a GUI application and Ubuntu 14.04 server with x11 server installed. I want to start GUI application if server is rebooted, the application is non interactive. What i currently do is run ...
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Blank screen during boot with open radeon drivers

Right after the grub boot screen I get a blank screen and my monitor goes to standby with "No signal". But after some time the graphical login screen sddm will appear and I can log in and use KDE just ...
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Hard disk fails sometimes

I'm using Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0-48. Sometimes the system fails to boot. Sometimes it hangs at the boot process just before the welcome login, and sometime grub fails to load the kernel and show error ...
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Lenovo g500s dual boot

so here goes another dual boot thread. Before anybody screams at me, I've scoured the internet looking for threads, because Lenovo apparently decides to over complicate things. So here we go: Lenovo ...
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create bootable ubuntu 14.04 USB using only live CD

My hard drive has malfunctioned, I'm using the internet from the Live CD. But i want to watch videos and stuff and also download data. But for that I have to install flash, codecs and stuff. I have ...
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bad or missing cryptswap

I have two drives, one is an SSD, the other is a HHD. I was running 10.x(or later after some DL updates) on both and had put a full disk encryption on both. When I encountered some issues with my ...
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problem while login to my account due to compiz? [duplicate]

after making some of the modifications by using "CompizConfig Settings Manager" . Then rebooting in Ubuntu 14.04 , I entered password but i am not able to access my account. It displays nothing. ...
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New SSD in optical Bay, Cant get boot order to select it first

(fairly new to Ubuntu) Running 14.04 on a Mac (a1278 Mac 5.1), no dual boot just Ubuntu. Just installed a new SSD in place of my optical drive. It was recognized, and I used "dd" to copy my ...
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How do I get a log of the start up error messages?

After encountering several "file is not writeable" errors out of the blue and rebooting, the system doesn't seem to be able to see the linux partition and it scrolls over the original error messages ...
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Can't generate grub.cfg

Software Up To Date installed a new kernel for me yesterday ( Ubuntu 12.04, kernel 3.13.0-48-generic) After rebooting I ran grub customizer and got an error. Same from update-grub: Generating ...
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I had Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to update to 14.10 and I get a black screen with blinking cursor

I went to update my Ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 . I got a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left corner, while updating my computer turned off, every time i boot Ubuntu i get the ...
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Why does my wireless driver not loading on boot?

All before having any manually installed drivers, my wireless card was not working properly and I decided to download and install Broadcom BCM43225 drivers. It was a hard process for such a newbie ...
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Custom pc build was working fine and now starting without beep sound and no video out

I build this computer last year and I move to another house. After that my PC have some problems. At first I got the memOK light on and I change the RAMs with 2 new ones. Now the memOK light is off ...
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Ubuntu does not boot successfully with btrfs root partition errors

I have a setup on my laptop in which there are three partitions relevant to Ubuntu: a ext4 /boot partition, a btrfs root partition on LUKS and a swap partition on LUKS. Sometimes, after an unclean ...
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Ubuntu Boot Failed. Boot-Repair Disk not able to repair anything. What are my options?

My system system fails to boot. Below is a list of actions and consequences. My system is a single boot Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Tasksel Using tasksel I installed LAMP Server, PostGreSql, Tomcat7 ...
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The Great Boot Partition Debacle [on hold]

I've been trying for about a month to solve this "boot partition full" issue and have some observations: When I look for solutions on ask ubuntu, the answers are usually quite straightforward. When I ...
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IRQ9 blocked at Bootup

Why does the message come up saying it is blocking IRQ9 at boot up. It does not seem to alter the performance. Can you help?
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UEFI boot hangs at grub with 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ network adapter

I am using MAAS to commission and install machines. When I attempt to commission a machine with a "82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+" network adapter the following happens: 1) TFTP Request — bootx64.efi 2) ...
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Boot Ubuntu From VHD

I want to be able to use Ubuntu in a virtual machine from a VHD, and sometimes I want to boot on that VHD. It's easier for me to code in a virtual machine and boot on a VHD when I need full power for ...
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14.04 LTS only boots through recovery

A regular boot through GRUB (non-recovery) stops around 75 seconds into the dmesg log. dmesg isn't saved during this process (I see older dmesg logs as .gz in /var/log but not the ones from the ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 SSD and HDD

I have searched every where but found nothing, probably because my case is an exception. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my 1TB HDD, I have a 120GB SSD, and I have installed Ubuntu on it with 2 ...
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How do I install Linux on a Mac Mini without Intel

community. Lately I've been installing Ubuntu on my families computers, and have succeeded with the Windows Pc's. But I also wanted to install it on a Mac Mini. The problem is I have a PowerPc core ...
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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Trying to make a Windows 7 USB with UNetBootin, getting error “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

Pretty much what it says on the tin. I looked around a bit, someone told me to press "Tab" to see a list of options, this is what it yielded. Verifying DMI Pool Data .................... Failed to ...
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Keyboard not working after boot

After booting (not everytime but in around 50% of start-up/reboot cases) system keyboard isn't working. $ cat /var/log/kern.log | grep keyboard Mar 24 11:29:01 Aspire-5741G kernel: [ 4.364653] ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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Triple boot system, can't get to Win 7

Have a Toshiba Satellite Pro, that had a dual boot (WIN 7, and WIN 10 Tech preview). Setup a separate partition called Unbuntu, and installed Unbuntu 14, on that partition. Now Unbuntu boots first to ...
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problem with booting from external hdd

I installed Ubuntu 14.02 on an external HDD with 2.0 USB. And I updated it from the system update to get 14.04. When I turn on the laptop and boot from this HDD I get a purple screen that stays for 3 ...
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Unable to boot after install - no errors

I have tried to do a single install on a laptop that previously hold Windows 7. I tried to install 64bit desktop version of 14.10, 14.04, and now 13.10 with the same results. Installation from USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot after hard shutdown

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 from wubi application with Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time. After that it freezes for some time and I shut it down by long press on the power button. ...
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Error while opening a different partition in ubuntu [duplicate]

I had done a dual boot by installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 in a NTFS partition. I made another separate NTFS partition for accessing files in both Ubuntu and Windows. Initially it worked normal ...
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Clean up /boot directory

After an update of my Ubuntu I came to the error, "I cannot update since /boot is full". The thing is, that when I compared the results of the two following commands $dpkg --list 'linux-image*', ...
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re-installation of Ubuntu Server: boot from CD not working

A few unsuccessful attempts at installing Apache Tomcat7 and Open Source BIM server may have spoiled the system so I'm trying to re-install Ubuntu Server for a clean start. I'm booting from DVD with ...
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WD 3T usb 3 external failed mount at boot time

Newly bought a WD My Book 3T USB3 external hdd. Connect to my laptop (dual boot Windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04), Repartitioned, reformatted, ntfs, ext4, etc. So far so good. Connecting to my (OLD) ...
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Long EXT4 Mount Time On Boot [closed]

My Elementary OS install used to boot fully in 20 seconds on my machine (5200rpm HDD, 6 GB RAM, core i3 2370M processor) several months ago, but overtime has taken longer to boot. To investigate, I ...
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No hard disks detected after server upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded a 12.04 server to 14.04. Upgrade went without errors, but after booting initrd throws "gave up waiting for root device", and I am stuck in a busybox shell. After searching for a long time ...