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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My Computer can't boot from any usb

I was updating my ubuntu 13.10 and after that the computer directly starts windows and ubuntu disappeared The computer now has no grub Tried to put boot repair disk on usb and starting booting ...
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ubuntu 14.4.1 in virtualbox with host win 8.1 black screen

I have VirtualBox 4.3.16 (the latest as of Sept 17, 2014). I am running Win 8.1 as the host machine. I am attempting to use Ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i382.ios. When I start the vm I get a blank screen ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on boot after starting CUPS

As I was trying to install an alternative keyboard layout I ended up deleting my /usr/share/X11/xkb/* folders. I tried to reinstall them with apt-get remove xkb-data && apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Black Screen

I've just installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my laptop.I made the first boot and everything is working.But after another boot the screen went black, I can't do anything and I have to manually shut ...
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Weird boot problem

I'm putting this post as a link to my hardinfo_report.html file. I added my post in there. Please help! https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojyxo2jiqhkg2y8/hardinfo_report.html?dl=0 As requested Here is my ...
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is it possible to modify the partition size occupied by the system while the system is running?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 and I want to migrate to 14.4. My partition was badly designed because the space is not sufficient to upgrade to 14.4. I've tried to remove temp file and previous system but it is ...
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Partition seen as full but is in fact empty

I've been dual-booting win7-ubuntu. Now I've deleted windows and I want my ubuntu partition to allocate more space. Since the ubuntu partition was on the left side I deleted the windows partition and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start

my windows computer refuses to start since last night. I do have some really important files on it which I need access to. A friend told me that I could try starting the computer with Ubuntu to get ...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). My existing Ubuntu 14.04 was therefore of course rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot Repair utility via ...
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computer does not start

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and everything works fine from the day I installed it. Now when I am trying to start my computer, the screen is continuously stuck with so many messages like this: ...
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To install Ubuntu: How to change boot priority if keyboard is not detected

It seems my GRUB is defect. When I boot I only get to System-Selection Menu (German: "Auswahl Menü") - no reaction to keyboard or timeout. In order to reinstall Ubuntu I tried to boot from CD, but I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up after liveUSB menu

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1-native laptop. And following various guides I've managed to: Stop FastBoot Stop SecureBoot Partition my drive Yet when I try to boot ...
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How may I boot up 14.04 lts without having to worry about having a usb or cd inserted during startup?

I installed via a usb thumbdrive, and before doing so I had to change boot options to boot from usb. Now upon boot, im prompted at startup to choose an os to boot from usb or boot ubuntu(which isnt a ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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Need Help resolving hang on boot, hot-add errors

I am running Ubuntu server on headless MacMini. I tried using rtcwake to disk and it worked, however when booting up I started having some weird errors (this doesnt happen every time, but errors are ...
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Dual boot w7/ubuntu 14.04 seperate ssd's upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 now windows will not boot

So today I decided to upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had a dual boot setup with W7 and ubuntu. The OS's where on seperate SSD's. I chose to remove 12.04 and install 14.04. At first I had some ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 boots to a blank screen

I'm running an HP Pavilion dv9700 laptop (32 bits), on which I set up a dual boot with Windows and Xubuntu 14.04. When I reach the page asking which OS to use, and I choose Ubuntu, it brings up the ...
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Can't access keyboard in boot menu after update

I've just updated my system from the command line. There after the system went into black screen. After shutdown and several restarts I got a login screen. I was, and am still unable to boot to the ...
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In what folders or files can services appear and start from

In Ubuntu, what folders or files are used to hold service files that can start at boot time. I know for example /etc/init.d is one folder which holds several service files. /etc/rc.local is a file ...
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Can't see Windows 7 installation and files after Ubuntu installation

I had the Ubuntu installer on a USB drive and wanted to install it alongside Windows 7. However, it seems to have overwritten Windows 7 that was on the same hard drive and I can no longer boot from ...
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AMD A10-6700 Support?

I cannot get Ubuntu installed on my new ASUS system. How do I find a list of AMD A10-6700 and Asus support issues? Specifically installation problems. Thanks
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What is the best strategy to clone and dual boot an existing OS?

So my setup is looking something like this: I'm using Grub2 I have 4 logical partitions (1 of which is an extended partition) (Logical Partitions): /dev/sda1 (fat32) /dev/sda2 (fat32) /dev/sda3 ...
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No visual Display when booitng directly [on hold]

whenever I boot directly, screen displays nothing But when I boot through recovery mode its working properly.
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Trying to install Ubuntu but internal HDD not present

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu as the primary OS on my new computer from a USB boot. The computer came with an internal 500g HDD which I'm hoping to install onto but whenever I open the ...
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Mac osX OR Win7 VM on Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to find a way to run a Virtualbox for Win7 or Mac osX on my Ubuntu 14.04 Host... Everything that I find to is a non-bootable .ISO and requires a software and additional file to make ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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Cloning Ubuntu and creating dual boot?

I want to experiment with Ubuntu and see if upgrading to V14 will cause me any issues with my installed software. Through the LiveCD I have used GParted to successfully resize my filesystem ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a pre-installed windows 8.1 64-bit WITHOUT UEFI

I bought a new Toshiba with a pre-installed version of windows 8.1 64-bit. It happens that I need to install Ubuntu, but because of UEFI I'm not sure how to do it correctly. I'm trying to avoid ...
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Black screen after booting on 1404

Good afternoon. I have a mini laptop Gateway LT2022 in which I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for some time now. I was running out of battery one day so I pulled down the lid and plugged in the ac ...
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Boot Hiren in External hard drive [on hold]

I have tried rufus but it does not detect my external hard drive. I want to ask if there is another way that I can boot Hiren's in my external hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04 Thanks in advance..
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04. initctl: Event failed

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.04 and it is failing. Then I tried to boot by going in 'recovery mode' and opting 'normal boot'. The error message I am getting is : initctl: Event failed Skipping ...
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Step by step process recovering data from a failed hard drive

How may i recover my data from my failed hardrive using a usb? I can only access boot set up on my comouter(win8).
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please help! Windows won't load after installing Ubuntu!

First post here. Sad it's about some noob mistake. I just installed Ubuntu today and it installed great. I had the .iso for 14.04 64x on my flash drive. I installed Ubuntu on that, and finished the ...
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Dual Boot with SSD and HDD Storage

I currently have a 1TB HDD setup to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I am purchasing a 256GB SSD and another 1TB HDD. My intentions are as follows: Setup the SSD as my dual boot device with Adobe ...
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Damaged GRUB 2 in my laptop

I have a genuine Windows 8 pre-installed on my laptop. I installed the Ubuntu in UEFI mode, using a live CD, but now the GRUB doesn't show, hence,not allowing me to boot to windows if I want to. It ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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Booting from a USB on a PC Syslinux Boot Promt

I have a corrupted version of Windows 7 on my PC so I can't boot up anymore. I have all my data saved on a SSD so im not loosing anything. I thought this would be the perfect time to try Ubuntu. I ...
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12.04 to 14.04 Upgrade Disasterous

Installed 14.04 to new box - everything worked perfectly. Removed 14.04 and installed - Elastix PBX - everything worked perfectly. Using "same" DVD, attempted to reinstall 14.04 - random DVD activity ...
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GRUB Rescue no such partition PLEASE HELP

Im new here so "Hello guys" i know to much themes like this on this site. BUT i have realy big problem AND NOW i dont know how to fix it i getting this error when installing ubuntu 14.04. ( i have ...
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GRUB available, but can't boot (end_request: I/O error)

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on Asus S400 laptop that has /root at the 20Gb SSD drive. While /home directory is mounted onto the SSD drive, the directories are placed onto a 500Gb drive via symlinks. When I ...
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Desktop is empty after installation/first logon

I'm new with linux so I do not know a lot about it. I was just trying to Intall Ubuntu 14.04 on mu DELL DIMENSION E521. The installation worked perfectly fine.. no errors... After the computer ...
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Boot-tasks are being executed twice after upgrade to 14.04

after a distribution upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS I noted that the boot-process took longer than it should. I took a look at boot.log and saw that some boot-tasks have been executed twice. ...
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Black Rectangle on booting 14.04 LTS covering Grub Options

Every time start my laptop the black rectangle appears and covers and hides all the boot options (like Ubuntu, Memtest, or any other OS installed on different partition of same Hard disk). Sometimes ...
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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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ubuntu 14.04 starup black and white dots dashes flashing

I searched the whole Internet, and found no solutions, let alone reason behind. My Ubuntu 14.04 runs fine. But everytime it boots, at the every beginnig, a black screen with small white dots and ...
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hi…i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager…now [duplicate]

i m not experienced but i had dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. i deleted Ubuntu and freed memory using disk manager...now i get error:no such partition grub rescue> i used the following video ...
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Ubuntu Won't Load or Allow Os Install

I installed 14.04 yesterday as a substitute to Windows 7. Everything has worked fine until earlier today. The Software Center was freezing and I got that fixed. Since then 14.04 has been acting ...
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Recover Windows 7 boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have a HP dv6000 laptop which originally (5 years ago) came with Windows Vista. The 250 GB hard disk is divided in 3 parts. One partition carries only data (A: 140 GB). Other partirion has Windows ...
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Anyone know how i can resolve a black screen start up issue on Ubuntu 14.04

This is what I am receiving after using boot repair: =================== Final advice in case of recommended repair The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS] are far from the start ...
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Ubuntu installation confusion

I need to know what are the things that are required to successfully install Ubuntu on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but every forum/site mentions ...