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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GRUB Loading, please wait … Error 17. How can I get my computer to boot?

I don't have a working CDROM and cannot boot from a USB as far as I know. I partitioned the HD and I think I made the mistake of making that partition a bootable one. Now I get the message: GRUB ...
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upon boot I get an error, I have to hold “fn F12” and scroll down to ubuntu..

always have to (fn F12) to boot. Ubuntu is the only OS I run. Leveno G-50 6 gig ram 500 gig HD
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Fail after seond reboot when going to Kubuntu vivid from 14.10

My wife's Eurocom Laptop was running Kubuntu 14.10 and telling her she needed to do a version upgrade. But clicking on the upgrade button in apper was failing with a error 127. We tried running a ...
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Booting from Live USB while Ubuntu 15.04 is already installed on the HD, makes next boot not find ad an ny OS

I had 15.04 already installed on my machine, and wanted to see something on a clean installation via a Live USB. So I restarted and booted from my USB and played around on a clean installation. ...
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How can I upgrade from an EOL version without using an .ISO image as I cannot boot from usb or DVD?

I am trying to upgrade or update from Ubuntu 11.04. My computer (acer aspire c 2008) won't boot from usb and my cdrom usually doesn't mount. So could I partition my hard drive and put the .ISO there ...
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Unknown chipset drm failed after grub

I have been receiving this error every time I try to try Ubuntu or install it. I boot it in non uefi mode ( if its in uefi the screen is just blank) and choose my language. I pick an option and this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots on Bios on Asus EeeBook X205TA

Hope someone can give me fix to my problem. I purchased a Asus Eeebook X205TA to access my desktop when away. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as single OS and completed the install without any errors ...
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(Urgent! I need help ASAP.) Ubuntu 14.10 stopped booting suddenly

I've had Ubuntu 14(Trusty) since not long after it came out, and I have enjoyed the system without any real significant problems.....until not much earlier today, that is. It started maybe half an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot after installing

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 after my Windows 8.1 was not boot at all. After the installation I removed the USB drive and restarted the computer, but It had "Checking media presence -Media ...
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ubuntu 15.04 won't boot after install

I've installed ubuntu 15.04. The installation was finished so I restarted my laptop. And now it displays the menu to log in into bios. After that it shows black acreen with underlined letter A. I ...
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How to make a Bootable DVD from an ISO?

I would like to download a ISO Image of either Ultimate 4.4 or Unbuntu Desktop 14.04 and be able to burn it to a DVDand boot from that DVD to install either to a old Compter that will does not have ...
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{4.047432} ACPI PCC probe failed on Ubuntu 15.04 default boot

I've installed ubuntu 15.04 today & got this error. [4.047432] ACPI PCC probe failed on Ubuntu 15.04 default boot Don't know what happened I can't get to login screen. From advance option i'm ...
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Ubuntu boot menu showing up instead of Windows

I'm totally a newbie to Ubuntu, disk partitioning and stuffs. I had installed and un-installed Ubuntu(14.04 LTS) in an atypical way several times and screwed up my disk partitions. But when I thought ...
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Screen flickering during boot

Everytime I boot a purple screen appears followed by heavy white flickering for 1 sec, then the screen goes black till the login screen comes up. The ubuntu logo with dots never show up. Once booted ...
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Kernel error message during boot

Every time when I start my laptop I see these error messages: What is the cause for them and how can I fix this problem?
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Ubuntu cannot boot after replacing Windows 8.1 - Boot-repair failure

I have the following problem. I recently bought an SSD for my laptop - which is about 6 years old - and made a clean Windows 8.1 install on it. However, after an "accident" - I had forogt to plug ...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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Ubuntu freezes during boot

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Acer E17 laptop. From one to another the computer seems to freeze during the boot sequence. It boots to grub without an issue, but when I select Ubuntu it seems to freeze ...
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Ubuntu and Live USB won't Boot after power cut 15.04 BTRFS

I didn't think this was a problem until it happened to me twice on two different systems and have never seen this before. First time I was running Xubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo T61 using BTRFS. The ...
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Slow Ubuntu Booting

Problem: It takes too much to start Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 32-bit (7 minutes after the Grub screen). Problem description I turn on the PC 1 minute after the Grub screen appears Once selected Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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Why do I have to repair my booting when swapping harddrives in my laptop?

I bought a new SSD for my Lenovo Thinkpad W530 (I am not sure if hadware is relevant). I installed 15.04 on the new SSD in EFI-only mode with manual partitioning (/efi, / and /home partitions, ...
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Installing Windows 7 after ubuntu 14.04?, cannot boot from win7 usb or dvd

i have an old hp pavilion win 7x64 and got full of viruses, it doesn't have efi/legacy only bios. So i decided to install ubuntux64 end erased all partitions and everything. After the install i tried ...
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full disk encryption boot gui gone

I have installed my ubuntu system with full disk encryption. after installing updates, the gui that you type the password will not show, just a command line interface that keeps ticking information ...
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cant boot to windows after installing ubuntu 15.04

okzz this is what happened.. i was earlier using windows 8.1 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04, updated it to 15.04.. there was some bug after i updated it (desktop went all black after i updated it, ...
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Windows 8 doesn't show in GRUB 2, Bootrepair didn't help

I've spend the entire day on this problem, probably because I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu. First I wasn't able to start Ubuntu, but after Bootrepair I was. ...
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How do I create a bootable multiple OS DVD in Ubuntu?

I have downloaded a set of linux operating systems that include Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 17, Fedora 21, ArchLinux and Bodhi linux. In totla, all sum up to a size of 4.4 gigabytes. Now what I want to ...
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mei_me initialization failed at boot up

I have an "mei_me" error at system boot-up. May 2 17:47:39 florian-Linux kernel: [ 11.867542] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 62 for MSI/MSI-X May 2 17:47:39 florian-Linux kernel: [ 11.870423] mei_me ...
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My ubuntu 15.04 file system is not writable

The problem started when my lightdm config got messed up and would only boot to a black screen with a cursor. In an attempt to fix this I booted up into recovery mode, dropped into the shell and tried ...
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Black screen after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have spent a few hours on my tablet trying to get help reading answers to similar problems but I'm still stuck. I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. I did it by following the steps on the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu and Xubuntu freezes before login screen (purple screen)

I tried both Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14.04, 64 bit, dual boot with Windows 8) When I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, it freezes. But when I choose "advanced options for Ubuntu" and select and older ...
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Ubuntu Mate LTS 14.04 boot menu will not load OS

I am running ubuntu Mate 14.04 Lts and just recently I have not been able to boot with the grub boot manager. When I hit enter to load ubuntu, my screen freezes at the boot menu. I am able to login by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts not booting in new location

When at home, my laptop boots and operates perfectly, including the WiFi. However, when I take it to work, the boot process is interrupted. The graphical envirmonment appears, but nothing works. I ...
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Fail to boot after downgrading from ubuntu 15.10 to 14.04lts

I can see only "Reboot and select proper device" on laptop startup. Here is my partition configs http://paste.ubuntu.com/10963438/ My laptop model is asus x553m. I need your help!
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Can't boot into Linux Dual Boot. HP goes directly to Windows8

So... I wanted to mount a virtual environment of Windows 7 on VirtualBox. I found out I had to turn on "Virtualization" on the BIOS. So, I went to the BIOS and enabled Virtualization. Then reboot the ...
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Ubuntu on Mac using bootable USB corrupt screen

I have been trying to get Linux ubuntu to work on my desktop macintosh running on os x yosemite but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB, and I select try ...
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How to do dual boot in Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptop with UEFI/Secure boot, and this can cause lost of warranty?

I got an Acer Aspire E15 and came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, and UEFI / Secure boot, would like to install Ubuntu on dual boot, but I have no experience with laptops that have the system UEFI / ...
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Ubuntu update error in reboot

i had a problem with ubuntu 12.04 LTS(64-bit). After some updates when i reboot my pc i had this error messages: [ 27.981086] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 60 for MSI/MSI-X [ 27.985007] mei_me ...
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Sudden Grub Rescue mode

I had an issue this morning when trying to switch from my Ubuntu partition to windows. I'm now on this grub rescue mode. Ran the ls command to list the parts, and kept getting the "error: unknown ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu 14.04 - GNU GRUB

I had a problem when booting my Ubuntu. The issue is that yesterday I finally was able to install QT creator after fighting with broken dependencies. My guess, is that It also removed other ...
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What is the difference between keyboard-configuration/layout and keyboard-configuration/layoutcode?

I am trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Server (as a virtual machine). While trying to set the keyboard layout to German, I noticed two different configuration options: ...
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GNU GRUB Terminal - Instead of Ubuntu login screen

Note: Before you mark it as duplicate, please read the question fully. I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 normally, but today when I turned my laptop on, and selected Ubuntu out of two options: Windows and ...
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“A start job is running for /etc/rc.local Compatibility”: how to fix?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid (15.04) today, and after the restart I experienced a very long boot process. My laptop usually boots in 5 seconds or less, and now it hadn't finished even after a few ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS showing 'version message write failed' message while booting

The following lines are getting displayed while Ubuntu is booting. [ 27.981086] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 60 for MSI/MSI-X [ 27.985007] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: version message write failed: ret = -5 ...
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Why does Ubuntu not install in my computer?

When I start the installation through BIOS, it works till it reaches the choose install method. I select the option "Install inside Windows 7" and the screen then tells me to remove any installation ...
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Boot problems with Ubuntu 14.04 in ThinkPad T450s

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a ThinkPad T450s and I cannot boot in the normal way. Some sites recommend changing the Secure Boot options, and while this works for the first time, if I tried to boot ...
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Something's wrong with my grub.cfg

I know that's pretty generic, but... I installed updates, which included a new kernel. I removed an old kernel and got: joliver@JOHN-DEV:~$ sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic Reading ...
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Error message on booting up Ubuntu 14.04.2

After upgrading from kernel linux-image-3.13.0-49-generic to linux- image-3.13.0-51-generic, I am getting this error message in dmesg on startup: [ 6.352555] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 47 for MSI/MSI-X ...
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After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for password even though no disk encryption was set up

I installed a brand new SSD into my laptop and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04, with NO system encryption used (only Home directory encryption). However, it still asks me for a password when ...