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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New Install doesn't boot - Shown kernal panic unknown-block

paste.ubuntu.com/15005757/ So I boot it goes to a black screen that says: end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) The full error is shown here: ...
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Grub2 fallback with 14.04 … need How-To

Ubuntu server 14.04 efi-gpt disk with three partitions, 1=boot, 2=main, 3=recovery I want: default boot on gpt2, grub fallback to gpt3, and grub-reboot to reboot into recovery from main. What I get ...
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Old laptop cannot boot from ubuntu 15.10 dvd

I have ab old nc8000 laptop with 14.04 installed on it. I want to upgrade to 15.10 but the laptop cannot boot from the install dvd. Is there a workaround for this? Thanks :)
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Kubuntu 15.10 boots once in three tries

Kubuntu 15.10 will only successfully complete a boot once every three or four attempts. When it completes the boot process everything works fine. Using EasyBCD to boot Kubuntu, WinXP and Win10.
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Install screen loop

I attempted to install V15.10 onto my Surface Pro however, the install was interrupted and wiped out the entire C drive. Now, as I attempt to reinstall ubuntu onto the drive as the primary OS, it ...
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Cannot boot on xubuntu anymore, GPT detected with boot-repair

I had windows 10 and Xubuntu installed in two separate hard drives (240Gb SSD for windows and 500Gb HDD for Xubuntu with the /home on a 3Tb) and decided to get rid of windows. So, yesterday, I fully ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a GPT partition table without using EFI boot?

I'm planning to install a new Ubuntu system on an empty hard drive with more than 3TiB of volume. In order to fully utilize the drive, the regular MBR partition table can not be used. How do I set up ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 - But no boot menu, only booting Ubuntu

Windows 7 is installed on my first SSD. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is installed on my second SSD. But when I start my PC it only boots Ubuntu and no boot menu appears. I can not get into Windows 7 anymore. In ...
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Why windows show “An operating system wasn't found”?

I am faced with a problem where When i select windows 10 for booting in Ubuntu grub it wont boot and says no operating system found and wont boot. I am not even able to mount the windows partition in ...
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14.04 Keyboard and Mouse not working in Recovery and Login

Good day to everyone. So I'm still somewhat new to this and have been learning with each problem I encounter, but this one I can't seem to wrap my head around as and it is why I am here. So this all ...
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Best partition scheme on 128GB SSD and 200GB HDD?

first here are my PC specs: 2x128GB SSD 1x 1TB HDD and 16GB RAM I have already installed Windows 7 on one of my SSD's. I did a partition on the 1TB HDD with Windows disk management. So Windows got ...
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Installation failing on Latitude D620

I'm trying to install 14.04.3 on a Dell Latitude D620 and am failing. The procedure I used was to download the file ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso to both my Thinkpad running Debian 8 and, ...
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Unable to complete an installation from a USB drive

Afternoon all, hoping someone can help me. I've written Ubuntu 14.04.3 to a USB drive to so that I can install it on a Lenovo S205 with no current operating system, but I'm running into a problem ...
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Blank Screen On Boot

I tried installing LAMP using the following tutorial: http://techlimbo.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-to-install-concrete5-on-ubuntu-1204.html Upon testing if the apache install worked (directing browser ...
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Load full screen image on boot and then close it

Is there any way (maybe with ImageMagik or something) to load a full screen image from a shell script and then close it? I have a media PC that loads kodi, mythTV and a few other things. I was hoping ...
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Getting error while starting ubuntu 14.04

Every time I start my system I received this message: Error found when loading /etc/profile: /etc/profile: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token (' /etc/profile: line 1:iamgreat# /etc/profile: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 startup error

I updated from 15.04 to 15.10. When I start up the computer I see Error: no video mode activated After this, it goes to the Ubuntu startup page with the logo but after load shows me a list of ...
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Ubuntu Live CD Not Loading Properly - Hangs on Ubuntu Screen

I am the second owner of a Everex Stepnote SA2052T laptop with Intel Core Duo processor, 1.6 GHz,1 GB, and American Megatrends, Inc. BIOS V 02.59. According the the labelling, it came with Windows ...
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Ignoring BGRT: invalid Ubuntu 14.04.03

I booted my computer and it took me to GRUB which was unexpected because I am only running Ubuntu and nothing else. The choices are: Ubuntu, Advanced option for Ubuntu, System setup. I select ubuntu. ...
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How do I require ChromeOS to ask for a user name and pass phrase in order to boot into linux? [on hold]

My friend downloaded ubuntu xfce4 onto my Toshiba Chromebook2 and he had it configured to require a pass phrase when switching from ChromeOS to xfce4. All the other times I have reinstalled Ununtu ...
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Can't get any Linux to work

I'm pretty new to Linux. I've tried it out a while back, and I did like it. I'm wanting to give it a go again, but I'm having troubles installing it (or even trying it on the live USB). Every time I ...
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Long Ubuntu 14.04 boot

The boot time in my Ubuntu is very long, its actually taking more than one minute, when Windows booting in 20 seconds. Reinstalling Ubuntu doesn`t help me. I have Asus K52F notebook: Intel Core i3 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Laptop

The configuration of my laptop is: Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Processor : APU Quad Core A10 RAM : 8GB [I have upgraded RAM from 4GB to 8GB] HDD : 1TB O.S. : Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit Graphics ...
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ASUS N550JK - Ubuntu 15.10 install

First time here, and I know nothing about Ubuntu, but what I've found out is it won't boot, period; if I have Fast boot, Secure Boot ON and Launch CSM (for legacy OS) OFF. But, I want to get into ...
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Remove GRUB and keep a Linux system

I searched the Internet for instructions on how to remove GRUB, but the only thing I could find was using a Windows DVD to "repair" the system. I previously had a Windows/Linux doal-boot and removed ...
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Installing Ubuntu won't open

So I was reading about Ubuntu, and everyone was talking about how great it was. I was trying to install Ubuntu using a flash drive. I decided to start it up and I have pictures to show my steps. I ...
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Significant delay between OS termination and restart signal on motherboard [on hold]

I recently had a glass of fruit juice dumped into my tower, which required a motherboard change. I replaced my Asus Z97M-Plus motherboard with a Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5. When I send a shutdown or ...
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Cannot see the option to install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10

I couldn't find any proper answer to this but I can't seem to get install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10 because the installer does not show that option. My Windows 10 is installed in Legacy Mode ...
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Machine Check Exception?

I'm a novice on ubuntu but have been running an intel NUC for the last month with Ubuntu 15.10. This morning everything seemed fine but when i start it now it just goes into some kind of boot loop. ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu (UEFI mode) on a blank HDD.

My computer came with a FreeDOS. It has a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM. Also, it is a 64 bit processor. Sadly the computer / laptop does not have a CD / DVD ROM drive. Fortunately, it has 4 USB ports. The ...
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Ubuntu on external drive, grub2 problem

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an external SSD, the boot loader is also on the external SSD because I want to use the SSD with different computers. So I don't use dual boot but I use the bios menu to ...
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PC freezes since I installed ubuntu

I have this weird problem where my computer freezes since I installed Ubuntu 15.04. Then my computer freezed and I decided to try 15.10 as Ubuntu kept asking me to get that. It went a bit better ...
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Unable to start network manager at boot time

Each time when i boot up Ubuntu network manager icon disappear. I have to manually start network manager. I also tried to modify /etc/network/interfaces but no result.
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Disable Ubuntu boot menu when Windows is hibernated

I have a lot of folders in Ubuntu that are simple shortcuts of my Windows partition. I need to be able to Mount windows partition every time I load Ubuntu. Therefore, I want to disable Ubuntu access ...
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One live USB works, one doesn't

Problem: One live USB works, the other doesn't PC: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Main OS: 8.1 Pro BIOS settings: tried disabling Fastboot and Secure Boot, USB boot enabled USB OS: Ubuntu 15.10 Made bootable usb ...
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How do I repair smb/cifs error in Ubuntu 14.04

I have 2 issues but I think they are related. My system won't shut all the way down. I get this warning: ModemManger[692]:<warn> Could not acquire the ...
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Problems trying to reset ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, as I always do, but this time I tried to encrypt my folders. Then when the installation finishes I reset the computer, but the encrypt password does not work. I google ...
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Can't boot Dell after loading Ubuntu 12.04 from USB

I put Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) on my new Dell I15 overwriting Windows 10, running the installer from a USB. To boot from the USB I had to change the boot order. It all installed, but won't boot from the ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after booting into windows 10

I have Xubuntu installed on one drive and Windows 10 installed on the other one. Every time I boot into windows 10, Ubuntu won't boot up. I can only boot it up after I use the live USB, use ...
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removing encryption on hard drive (decryption). Trying to install windows. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

Here is my problem. I was using for a long time then I was tired of windows so I decided to jump into the world of ubuntu. I knew nothing of ubuntu, but it worked out, I completely installed (with ...
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boot Ubuntu 14.04.3 problem from grub2

I have a problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T. The long story: I installed an older version of Ubuntu when I bought the Zenbook (I think it was a 12.XX version). I ...
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Dual booting W7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives.

I already have W7 on a WD hard drive, I got a Seagate hard drive I want to dedicate to Ubuntu. I popped in the disk and went to install, but a notification popped up asking me if I wanted to force ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Boots to Black Screen

I've read a few posts but can't seem to find one that quite reflects a solution. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 fine. When I reboot I boot to a black [lucid] screen without anything happening. If I shut ...
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I can't install Ubuntu in my laptop

well for the university i needed a laptop so i buyed a ASUS X555l with Windows 10, the people say me "ivan win10 is better than win7,etc.." its the same but this steal my info ._. so because is for ...
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Ubuntu 14 stuck at loading screen

I was trying to install the crossover package on my laptop when the following happened: Icons started getting removed from the sidebar (or launcher?) The package manager was unresponsive for >5 ...
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Error on boot, driver ebridge is already registered, cannot enter ubuntu

I run Ubuntu 15.10. After clean reinstalling drivers for graphics card I got the following error while trying to boot: Error: Driver 'ebridge' is already registered, aborting... ...after a few ...
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Grub not showing up at boot

I have installed the linux-lowlatency kernel recently. Setup of a DAW (MIDI support) was the reason to change from Fedora to Ubuntu. After reboot uname shows that I am running the generic kernel. ...
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How can I speed up my 103 sec boot time(dmesg output included)?

I was hoping that people might have suggestions as to how I can speed up my boot time. At the moment, as you can see below, it's taking all of 103 seconds. I have noticed a few bottlenecks at around ...
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Dual boot- Windows 8.1+Ubuntu 14.04.3->Not getting dual boot option

I had Windows 8.1 and wanted dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.3.I followed the steps from this site and installed Ubuntu.I restarted my laptop and and I'm not getting dualboot option,it gets straight to ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...