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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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I have a blank screen after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, to Ubuntu 14.10. When I start my computer, I have a blank screen. If I press the shift key until the message, "GRUB loading," and kicky release it, I can get the ...
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grub rescue> unknown command “kernel”

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop, everything worked fine, but today I got this message: error: hd0 out of disk. grub rescue> This happened to me before, and usually I solved it with ...
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An error-message pops up very short at startup and disappear. Where can I read it?

Very easy for non computer/Ubuntu 14.04 LTS peasants, but I think the message provide some help,
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Ubuntu didn't install boot menu!

I installed Ubuntu on a netbook from a usb flash drive but after the restart there is no grub menu and just Windows starts. How to add the boot menu for ubuntu? The netbook doesn't have a cd but I can ...
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How do I customize GRUB to choose enter the text mode or enter the graphical mode

How do I customize GRUB so every time booting I could choose whether I want to boot into text mode or boot into graphical mode. I have try to edit /etc/default/grub and change ...
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Server installation: vfat mount failure

I keep getting this message: the attempt to mount a filesystem with type vfat in SCSI3 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sbd) /boot/efi failed
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Ubuntu 14.10 slow boot

I just get rid of windows 8.2 slow complicated and hatefull!, and installed ubuntu first time. HI, today octuber I just updrade ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 using software updater, after installation and ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual boot, can't choose windows 8.1

http://paste.ubuntu.com/8732930/ So I have the following setup 1TB Seagate HDD -sda 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD -sdb I had Three partitions on the HDD One for OS, another for Games and last for ...
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Ubuntu has been blocked by the current security policy

I have upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. On the beginning, I had some troubles entering my laptop, but after 2-3 reboots it got working. Anyway, I have used my new 14.04 version fine, and since ...
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Plymouth skipping

I have set up a background image for grub.And I want that background image to be present during the loading stage of Ubuntu as well.Basically when plymouth is usually doing its job.Basically no ...
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Cannot find ubuntu on grub after installation

So I want to have dual boot in my laptop that already has Windows 8. Installation was successful, but Windows 8 didn't appear on grub. it had some error with /endentire. With some work around that I ...
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Restore EFI System Partition to state before installing Ubuntu

I found this thread that says how to delete GRUB2 Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop But I'm not sure if it applies to me or if I'm doing the things correctly, I'll attach a few screenshots about the ...
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Cannot boot into Refit (to choose Ubuntu) on Mac after Yosemite Upgrade

I do yosemite upgrade on MacBook Pro (13 inchi, mid 2012 model). After upgrade it, I cannot boot into refit, no OS option available, just boot into Mac OSX yosemite directly. I tried to reinstal ...
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Grub Won't Boot Windows 10 [on hold]

I had a dual booting system with Linux mint and windows 7. When I heard about the windows 10 technical preview, I wanted to test it out. It installed fine, and I like it. I used it for a while, then ...
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command not running in rc.local but works in terminal

My entire rc.local file #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on ...
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Slow boot time with Ubuntu 14.04

My brother's laptop have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, with all updates applied, and the boot time it's almost 1 minute, in previous versions of Ubuntu the boot time used to be about 20~25 seconds. ...
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Uninstall GRUB2 from Windows 8.1 pre-installed PC

So, I've read in numerous sites that after uninstalling Ubuntu (I have Ubuntu 14.04) I have to restore my EFI partition or something like that, however these fixes seem to be for MBR formatting, my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: A Tale of Two Kernels? [on hold]

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS on my eMachines EL1200-01e, and I wanted to ask a couple things about the installation. First, what I am seeing, right now: After removing all nvidia* ...
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GNU GRUB Minimal, BASH-like line editing is supported

I have been trying so hard to install biolinux8 alongside windows 8, on a dell inspiron 7000s. I have a problem with the grub and when I try to boot ubuntu I have the following error: "gnu grub ...
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Text Ubuntu logo on boot

I recently updated my graphics card and drivers on my machine, however, after the successful upgrade, I found that the traditional Ubuntu logo had been replaced with a text logo in a console-like ...
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no space on boot, + error msg: brokencount 0' + unmet dependencies [duplicate]

help please! my ubuntu 14.04 seems to be slow and giving me error messages, can't install or uninstall apps in software center. and i don't know code at all. i know how to open terminal and would ...
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LVM VG is not activated during system boot

Since upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, one of my VGs doesn't come online when the system boots up, and unfortunately, this VG has my root FS, thus I'm dropped to the initrd BusyBox prompt. ...
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How To Remove Ubuntu's Passphrase(not user password) at boot? [duplicate]

I have a new computer, but my parents now are using my laptop. I installed Ubuntu on it a few months ago. They say that the boot passphrase takes too long. What could I do to remove it? I'm also ...
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Install to Intel NUC with onBoard 4GB eMMC

I'm just trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 onto an Intel NUC which has onboard 4GB eMMC storage and no other drives attached (Intel NUC Kit DE3815TYKHE). I've managed to get a working model for a CentOS ...
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Ubuntu doesn't display files in iso

So I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 (not that I actually want it but it's needed) I am trying to make a bootable USB, i have done this before and i understand about computers so I definitely am ...
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Install mini.iso to 80 GB PATA drive

I booted from the mini.iso and installed all files to the drive. Then Grub2 complains that the system disk is invalid and asks me to remove the floppy. The boot flag for the partition is on. Is PATA ...
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Xubuntu 14:10 reboot problem

I'm running a HP 255 laptop. I was happily running Xubuntu 14.04 on it and this morning accepted the upgrade to 14.10. All went well. I rebooted and have been unsing 14.10 all day. However, I ...
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Determine boot disk

I installed a second disk for my system. It´s and old but usable ext3 formatted disk which includes Ubuntu. I want to reformat this drive but before doing so (via command line) I want to be sure that ...
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Can't open Ubuntu after upgrade to 14.10 [on hold]

I can't open Ubuntu after upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04 LTS. Please keep the answers specific and simple.
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Problem upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

I just bought a new laptop which came with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had read a little about Ubuntu in school and was excited to try it out, but I soon found that my previous knowledge was highly wanting. ...
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stuck in grub rescue mode with no alt gr key

I did a dist-upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, which went apparently OK, except that I had to reconfigure the keyboard because I lost the alt gr key. Then I did a dist-upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 ...
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crashed windows 7 desktop on installing ubuntu

i tried to install UBUNTU beside windows 7 . when LINUX got boot i just saw crashed desktop of my windows 7 how can i fix it . my boot files is in USB flash.
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Dual Boot Ubuntu/Windows on two separate hard drives

I have just installed Ubuntu on a hard disk and windows 8.1 on another hard disk. How to make dual boot when pc starts ? As I have mentioned, they are not on different partitions, they are on ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 booting problems - no login screen

I updated my Ubuntu Version to 14.10 and cannot boot anymore. The Ubuntu loading screen still appears but afterwards I just get the cursor in the upper left and the rest of the window is totally ...
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Robot running Linux is slow to boot

I'm working with a robotic platform (for use in the RoboCup competition) and we run Ubuntu Server 13.10. It's critical during matches that our robots are able to boot as quickly as possible. What's ...
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dual boot option menu is not showing on startup

I use sony vaio laptop with windows 8 pre installed. I installed kali linux in uefi mode alongside with windows 8. After installation it restarted and showed the dual boot option. I choose windows 8 ...
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Blank screen on TTY7 after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I upgraded my 14.04 to 14.10 via "sudo do-release-upgrade" without strange messages. After rebooting and entering the password for the encrypted system partition in the graphical form, TTY7 keeps ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 is not displayed in grub menu after dual boot installation

I have installed ubuntu 14.10 on the my laptop with windows 7 already existing. The grub menu now is not displaying the option to load ubuntu. It just shows only windows 7. I tried with boot-repair ...
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Cannot Boot from Windows Install/Repair CD

My computer currently has only Ubuntu (14.10) installed on it, and no other operating system. I want to restore Windows. So I put in a Windows 7 install CD, and turn on the computer. There a black ...
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Problem booting Kubuntu

So I installed Kubuntu the day before yesterday but when I start my laptop it boots right into Windows. This is how I installed Kubuntu: I downloaded the Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 release from the ...
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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and after rebooting I see this message: error: file /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes 255 ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1/Ubuntu on RAID/Single drive system

I have a PC over an AMD platform with the following configuration: AMD Athlon II X4 630, ASRock 990FX Extreme4, 8GB RAM, GeForce 8800GS, 2x500GB Hard disks on RAID0 configuration (1TB) with Windows ...
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Can I install Ubuntu over Win 8 without disabling UEFI?

I own a Fujitsu Lifebook laptop with Win8 preinstalled. I want to install Ubuntu wiping Win8; however the BIOS is behind an unknown password, preventing me from disabling UEFI. When I run the Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu on Laptop without affecting windows bootloader

Ok. I am a Linux user but I purchased a laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed... LAPTOP INFOS: Lenovo G50 64-bit Intel i5 processor 4GB of RAM Supports USB 3.0 I wanna install Ubuntu 14.10 on a ...
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Error upon booting Ubuntu in Virtualbox - SMBus error

I used to have a different PC, with Ubuntu on it. That PC broke, so I wanted Ubuntu back, but not fully on my laptop. So, I installed Virtualbox, followed all steps. But at boot, I get The regular ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I'm new to this, but here goes: I have a Sony Vaio laptop that I wanted to run only Ubuntu, so I removed Windows 8 and used a bootable USB stick to start and install Ubuntu. After doing so, I can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - changed boot sequence but still booting to Ubuntu when I want Windows 7

I have ubuntu 14.04 but want to boot up to use Windows 7 using a disc. I've restarted several times, altering at BIOS the boot sequence to CD but it still keeps booting to Ubuntu. Once logged in , ...
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Optimizing boot speed

I have a terrible boot speed on a powerful machine. ...where powerful means: Intel Core i7 Processor 16 GB RAM 750 GB HDD, SATA II, 7200 RPM But booting is very slow... It takes about 50 seconds. ...
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Is there any way I can restore my system from this point? [on hold]

I have encountered serious problems while experimenting with Linux (Ubuntu / Mint). A few days ago, I felt like trying Linux. I had Windows 7 installed on an SSD drive. Since I had one free HDD, I ...
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I am unable to boot into OS X Yosemite after having installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside, with rEFInd!

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside OS X Yosemite 10.10, with rEFInd, following the instructions of rEFInd about fixing a problem of booting among Yosemite and Ubuntu. I fixed it and it was ...