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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Unable to get Ubuntu working in Acer Aspire E5-573

I have managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop using the bootable Pendrive. After the installation, It asked me to restart, when I did that, I am getting the GNU grub where It asks me again If I ...
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How to set default kernel in GRUB without Grub Customizer?

After the recent update I wasn't able to start my system (black screen). So I powered off the PC and turned it on again. Saw the following grub menu: Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu System setup ...
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Unable to boot in 16.04 after boot repair

Ran boot repair disk but still will not boot into HDD without going to Advanced Options>Recovery mode
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cannot access to my account

When I type password and try to login in my account, I get following [OK] started ACPI event daemon starting ACPI event daemon... Afterwards, It is returninig me back to login screen. Can ...
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Installing Ubuntu with secure boot on and no way to disable it? [migrated]

I don't have any OS installed. I wanted to install Win10 but it failed with error code 0x80070570 during install. Now, I want to go back to Ubuntu but I am not able to (Only Unetbootin screen shows ...
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Ubuntu wont boot and shows busybox console

I use windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04.4 in dual boot.Recently whenever I try booting into ubuntu,it shows me this, ata1.00 SRST failed (errno-16) ata1.00 SRST failed (errno-16) ata1.00 SRST ...
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I have messed up my efi booy partition and now when i startup my computer it's only showing me ubuntu in boot menu and app menu is empty

I installed ubuntu on my whole hard drive. I mistakenly deleted the /dev/sda1 (efi/some place) which i didn't know will cause troubles. Now when i boot my pc it just show me a window (dos like) which ...
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Creating a live-usb on a camera memory card — possible?

I have a memory card for a camera, I think it's called SD card. I wonder, is it possible to use it to create a live-usb like the way I'd use a flash-usb-stick, will it work fine absolutely the same ...
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Booting ubuntu USB on Windows

I have installed ubuntu on a USB stick and I want to be able to boot it on a Windows laptop which it wasn't created on, the option isn't there when I open the BIOS but if I try and boot it on the pc ...
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/dev/sda7: clean, xxx/xxx files, xxx/xxx blocks

Please i need help on this issue. I installed ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 LTS versions at different occasions as triple boot on my mac pro (i.e. mac os x, windows and Linux) after sometime, the system ...
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Ubuntu won't boot without external hard drive connected

I am dual booting ubuntu and windows 10 on my laptop. I recently installed the plex server and followed the instructions on this link to fix a permissions issues I was having. Now however, ubuntu will ...
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How to fix bad boot resolution in Kubuntu

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu (no updates, no configuration beyond installer questions) connected via HDMI to a 4k TV. When I boot, I get the bios screen, then it goes black and I don't see ...
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SD card reader works with USB 2.0 but not USB 3.0

The card reader is Transcend for USB 3.0. The server I am plugging it into has 2 USB 3.0 slots and 2 normal USB slots. I am only able to boot the server when the SD card reader is plugged into the ...
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Is there any way to install ubuntu alongside win 8 in HP laptop?

In my HP Pavilion with pre-installed win8, I had tried to install ubuntu latest version and 15.10 also many times with different ways alongside the win8 but all went in vain. I cannot understand why ...
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How to Activate Zswap Successfully in Ubuntu 16.04?

Condition: to activate zswap module in Ubuntu 16.04 successfully I have in /etc/default/grub # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full ...
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Can I install nvidia drivers if I boot as nomodeset?

nouveau issues. Can I install graphic drivers when its loaded like "quiet splash nomodeset"? I tried stopping lightdm, blacklisting modules and updating initrams but can't install NVidia, it says ...
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After installing BURG my computer no longer boots Windows.. someone please help

Ok so to start with I have an Alienware X51 R3 desktop computer. Yesterday I decided that I wanted to be able to dual-boot Windows 10 (the default OS) and Ubuntu 16.04. So to do this I freed up 40g ...
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Message: /dev/sda5 clean, blocks

Once released computer before I loaded Ubuntu I get the following: /dev/sda5: clean, 21758/3057824 files, 1500295/1224512 blocks Then only then charging. Any idea how can I fix it ?
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HP Pavillion g series laptop

I've tried to load / boot ubuntu via DVD & USB onto HP Pavillion (g series) laptop and failed. I have attempted via f12 Bios but there appears to be no DVD drive option available? Complete ...
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ubuntu 14.04 boots; login screen freezes: no GRUB menu; unable to access recovery boot mode

I'm new to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 14.04 is the only installed OS on this desktop computer. Since my last update approx. July 20/2016, I can boot but when I get to the login screen, everything freezes: no ...
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After rebooting, suddenly '/dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxx' doesn't exist

Similar versions of this question has been asked here, but none of the solutions presented on those questions seemed to solve my particular problem, with its particular variations. So, I tried to ...
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X windows hanging during Ubuntu boot

I was able to figure out the cause of this problem I was having Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04. The X server is refusing a connection. I was able to boot by pressing shift continuously and I was able to ...
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Sony Vaio takes hours to boot

I have a Sony Vaio SVF15213CBB with both windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 that I use often. Yesterday, I tried to start the computer but nothing happened, it made the noise of the hard drive running and lit ...
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Interal Hard Disk not found after installing BURG to update grub

Hello I have an Alienware X51 R3 desktop computer, it orginally came with Windows 10, but I wanted it to be able to duel boot with Ubuntu 16.04. So after successfully installing it and having the ...
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Black Screen when Booting Ubuntu from External Hard Drive

Due to problems with my SATA controller, I installed Ubuntu onto an external hard drive so I could work off that until I get a new computer. The external hard drive was a 500G NTFS system used for ...
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Can't Install, Can't work around black screen and blinking cursor

Darn kid, had a working version of 12, but he overwrote it with a manufacturer's Windows XP that won't register. Duh... So I'm trying to get Ubuntu re-installed. The motherboard has an integrated ...
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Boot problem ubuntu + fan max power

I have installed the last version of ubuntu using an usb drive (rufus). My device is an Asus Rog g501 laptop with a Nvidia Gtx 960M if it can helps. I got some trouble to install it, I finally ...
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How to disable the quick start in ubuntu (UEFI)

thank you very much from now and sorry for my English . The problem is the following: In a netbook, containing the UEFI system was activated by mistake , the fastboot option. The netbook has only ...
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Creating casper-rw partition causing Lubuntu Live USB not to boot

I have found recently that setting up a Live USB with Lubuntu 16.04.1 and a persistent partition using the process described in the top answer to this question causes the Live USB to be unable to boot....
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Ubuntu 16.04 installation using serial console - unreadable characters

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an appliance that does not have ports for a display (i.e. VGA, HDMI, DVI). I have made a bootable USB stick using the Ubuntu ISO using Unetbootin and edited three files ...
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Recover data from volume via live USB

this is my first post so bear with me if I get anything wrong, and sorry about the formatting which probably isn't pretty. I accidentally removed all my kernels and now Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot (other ...
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No selection in Bootloader

I'm new to ubuntu. Yesterday I installed ubuntu 16.04LTS (as dual boot with windows 8.1) and now I'm having a problem with bootloader. When I switched on my laptop there'll no selection option for OS. ...
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Trying to install ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64 through pendrive

i have already deleted my last ubuntu 14.04 drive for some purpose, but now, when i was trying to install ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64 through pen drive and i was getting some black screen written on it ...
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How to remove boot pause screens (black screen with cursor then purple then black with /dev/sda2: clean message) in new 16.04 install on new SSD

So this issue started the first time I fresh default installed 16.04 on my existing HDD... not duel boot, just Ubuntu (Erase disk, and install fresh). I was promted to turn off Secure Boot if I wanted ...
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Strange things happen after lvreduce of root?

I am using 16.04 LTS. I set up lvm as part of installation. Unfortunately, it made the root logical volume occupy all the disk space, which precluded making volumes for snapshots. So, I booted with ...
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Reinstalling grub2 from an ubuntu live usb

I've installed FreeBsd along with Arch and Windows in place of Ubuntu. So initially I had Ubuntu, Arch and Windows. I did something wrong and now it boots in grub menu. I've created a live ubuntu ...
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Why doesn't a systemd-nspawn server restart after reboot or crash?

I have an otherwise working systemd-nspawn managed container (minimal Ubuntu 16.04 from debootstrap) but I cannot make it restart when crashed/rebooted. The unit file is # cat /etc/systemd/nspawn/...
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Cannot get into BIOS or boot from disk on Samsung NP300 laptop

I have problem with my laptop Samsung NP300-E5C-A02PL. I had Ubuntu 16.04, but I decided to change my operating system to Windows 10 (It was working before, let's say 1 year ago). At boot time I only ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 boot error

While booting Ubuntu, an error message shows on my laptop: lvmetad is not active yet, using direct activation during sysinit /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root, clean xxxxx/xxxxx files , xxxx/xxxx blocks. ...
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Can't boot my PC after trying a failed Upgrade

I am facing problem to boot into my PC with Ubuntu 14.04, I have windows 10 installed on another partition(its ok). I have tried to upgrade my ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. But, It failed to upgrade. Then I ...
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Terminal window shows filled up with “[[^H” when booting and shutting down computer

Can anyone please explain what is causing this to appear whenever I shut down or boot my laptop? I am new to Ubuntu.
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error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error while install ubuntu 16.04

My internal Hard disk got crashed so I was installing ubuntu. I am getting the following error error: error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error Please help me out. Disk Utility is ...
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Not able to install ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1

I have tried to install the ubuntu 16.04 alongside window 8.1 but it is not showing option of install alongside windows boot manager. further on selecting something else and there it is only showing ...
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how to boot iso. file via torrents

I downloaded xubuntu 16.04-desktop iso.torrent in order to install on my eee pc 900a. how do I go about creating a bootable usb with the torrent file? And furthermore how to install it on the netbook ...
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USB boot option not there, only boot with EFI and HDD

I have 1TB HDD, installed ubuntu on it with no partitions. I realized I am very uncomfortable with it and need to install Windows. For that I made a bootable USB using unetbootin (it worked fine as ...
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black screen after installing Ubuntu

Hopefully this has an easy solution. I recently installed Ubuntu using the Ubiquity installer for the latest release. Due to my hardware, in order to install it from my USB, i had to use the nomodeset ...
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4 operating systems boot problem Ubuntu , windows , fedora and Kali [on hold]

It's kinda confusing , but I have these systems with grub loader I think fedora was holding the boot , after windows boot crashed I tried fixmbr and it completely erased other oSes from boot menu , I ...
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Auto Shutdown For Media server

First off I'm very new to Linux. I'm using Ubuntu as my base OS for Emby. What I'm trying to do is find a way to auto shutdown the server when not in use. I've been looking around good for the past ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck in loop at splash screen after update

I have a recently updated my ubuntu 15.10 pc (using the default system application) and now I am stuck at splash screen: message before looping With the previous messages looping on and off. I can ...
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Boot failure, Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, HP Envy Notebook

Introduction I am a Linux (and Ubuntu) newbie and I am having serious trouble getting Ubuntu to run on my HP laptop, despite having apparently successfully installed it alongside pre-installed ...