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April 2014 update taken, bootup hangs at Stopping System V runlevel compatibility

I've seen other threads related to my current situation, but the solutions posted didn't help... After accepting updates this morning, my system halts at "Stopping System V runlevel compatibility" ...
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Ubuntu is not booting up

I have installed a apps from ubuntu software center namely "mount manager" to mount few of my ntfs drive automatically when I login. After installation and configuration I have restarted ubuntu to ...
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Ubuntu Server: Boot Messages on terminal 7 (video) Why?

I use only text terminals in ubuntu server. Especially at boot time :) I've turned off plymouth splash screen and I get boot messages on terminal 1. But after couple of messages, active terminal is ...
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UEFI Bootable USB Stick Ubuntu 12.04 lts

I bought a new Laptop yesterday (an acer e1-510 with windows 8.1) and did not know that it has a shitty uefi when I tried to install ubuntu 12.04(.4) lts from usb drive but when i click install linux, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Load fallback graphics devices [fail] - How to open terminal

There are other answers to my question, but i can't understand them. Let me first explain my problem. When i boot ubuntu, there isn't any interface just some "comments" about the boot. And when this ...
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Cannot get sickbeard or couchpotato to run on startup on ubuntu server 12.04LTS

I know this question has been asked dozens of times, though nothing I read & try seems to be working for me. My most recent problem was rebooting my machine to find sickbeard & couchpotato ...
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Cannot boot ZFS root on Ubuntu 12.04 after Heartbleed update

I did the apt-get update and then upgrade to deal with the heartbleed vulnerability. I rebooted after the upgrade without checking that everything was good. Now I'm not having much luck. It is booting ...
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After installing xserver-xorg-core laptop won't boot

So I was trying to figure out how to install the proprietary Intel drivers for my laptop and found I needed to install xserver-xorg-video-intel. When I tried installing that I was told I needed to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 fails to boot from HardDrive after install (GRUB works fine, no uefi)

Message during boot: Fixing recursive foult but reboot is needed! Dell Inspiron 1501, 1.8 Tureon 4Gb RAM After upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 it was very slow boot up. In case of it I decided to ...
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ureadahead main process terminated with status 5

Having struggled for the last few days with a kernel panic, this is the new error I am getting on boot. A restart doesn't help. I have access to the server in rescue mode where I can mount the ...
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Ubuntu server 12.4 LTS installation -boot Error

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.4 server but it doesnt boot I downloaded the iso that corresponds to my server (amd x64) and I made a USB device bootable using the Universal USB Installer as ...
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usb-stick installation doesn't boot

This is NOT a duplicate of How to install Ubuntu to a USB stick or the like though there might be bits of helpful information in the other question's answers, my question is not a duplicate, ...
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Cannot boot from DVD 12.04 [duplicate]

Am trying to install for dual boot system. OK on one XP computer but on XP laptop I receive following message - "unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. Not present pae. ...
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Ubuntu don't run. Black screen. ¿interchangeable graphics? [closed]

I already installed a ubuntu 14.04 beta 2 on my external hard disc but It doesn't work on my laptop. The laptop is a HP Pavilion DV6-6b02ss with two graphics cards an Intel card and an AMB Radeon HD ...
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Slow booting of Ubuntu 12.04

I am facing a problem of slow booting in Ubuntu 12.04LTS -64bit. Currently I am using Samsung NP300E5X-S01IN , 4GB ram, 60GB ext4 ubuntu partition, 2GB swap, dual boot with Win 7. Currently my kernel ...
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booting only black screen with pista@pista-desktop:~$ [duplicate]

when bootin start first I see bios second I see "ubuntu 12.04". third I see black screen to come out with "pista@pista-desktop:~$" but it is dead frozen When I press CTRL+ALT+F1 to access the ...
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Want to copy a file from Windows partition to ubuntu homefolder

Upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 ... now at booting time,a black screen is coming . so i downloaded Nvidia driver and save it in Windows partiton F:/ how can i copy in to my Ubuntu home folder using ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04 already installed

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop installed and everything works find. I would like to install 10.04 LTS on a second partition. I tried booting from a 10.04 DVD through the BIOS. When ...
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Trying Ubuntu from live DVD: hangs and/or gives “unable to find a medium…” error

I have an older desktop (general specs below) that I want to "Try Ubuntu" (12.04.4, i386) on using the live DVD before I install. However, I'm having several issues. The first few times, after ...
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Ubuntu not starting after updating to 12.10

I updated from 12.04 to 12.10 and all went fine. After installation was finished, it said: "you must restart your computer to finish update" which I did. After reboot, I got into the boot menu and I ...
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Seek help in failed Ubuntu installation on HP Touchsmart Tx2

I tried to install Ubuntu 12 on a HP Touchsmart Tx2 (Model# tx2-1014AU), using the Windows Installer. The first boot was successful and I logged into Ubuntu. However, I closed my laptop before ...
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/etc/sysctl.conf doesn't persist after reboot

In a mission to reduce frequent memory flushes to filesystem, I added the following two lines to /etc/syctl.conf. vm.dirty_background_ratio = 50 vm.dirty_ratio = 80 I then ran, sudo sysctl -p and ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 on master hdd with windows 7 on slave

Hi folks I recently made the switch over completely to ubuntu 12.04 since this version has the long term support, I would like to stress first of all I am tech savvy however I am a complete noob with ...
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Loading/Running Customized Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 in RAM [closed]

I have customized my Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 with Ubuntu Builder and made all necessary changes and got the ISO to be reduced by 200MB. The customized version is doing good on all the PCs, ...
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Can't boot up ubuntu anymore after installing mesa-utils package

So my laptop fan was being loud and I tried to fix it by installing mesa-utils: sudo apt-get install mesa-utils mesa-utils-extra In the installation it told me that some packages will be ...
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Unable to boot up due to driver issues

I've been having an issue booting up for a while. When I turn on my computer, I get this and I cant really do anything beyond that. I've tried reinstalling Ubuntu and and that worked but after ...
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graphics initialization failed on boot from USB stick

Loaded 12.04 32bit version onto USB stick and booted onto from my Toshiba NB306 with an Atom processor and 2 GB RAM. Got the message: graphics initialization failed Error setting up gfxboot boot: _ ...
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i boot up normally and then i get to the login screen after i put my longin pass the

screen freezes and goes to a blank purple screen I rebooted at-least 5 times and it steel happens so I go into im not really sure but like repair mode and I repair broken packages then I boot it ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 installed in Toshiba Portege laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, try to boot it using USB, I did download the .iso, I did put it into the USB. I'm using Toshiba Portege, forgot which one. When I'm open the BIOS with F2, I can't boot it ...
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“Read Error” Press any key on boot [on hold]

When I boot into Ubuntu and prompted to the purple screen it says: Error: Cant read file, press any key to continue... When I do so the screen freezes and causes the light on my caps lock key to ...
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Preparing to install Ubuntu hangs on Mac

I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, the 5,5. I have one SSD and one hybrid drive, with 8GB of memory. I am installing the 64-bit Precise Pangolin from a DVD onto my hybrid drive, as OSX lives on my SSD. ...
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Customizing the boot message? [duplicate]

When booting Ubuntu, I get this message: Is it possible to change the text Ubuntu 12.04 to Loading, please wait. ?
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onscreen messages prior to boot up and after logout 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booting on an XP netbook. Just before booting I get the following message - Try(hd0,0):NTFS5: error:"prefix" is not set - On logging out, when screen goes black I get (a ...
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Lost on installing Ubuntu on my laptop with an ATI graphics card

I just bought a new laptop and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. The laptop has an ATI graphic card though which led to the problem of it simply black-screening and not booting. There ...
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GNU GRUB black screen on boot [not a duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot, and it has been working just fine in the past. I was working with Windows 8.1 today and chose Restart after being done and it took me to a black screen ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS hangs (all black) before showing login screen

Attracted by the open-source philosophy and the idea of a free system from the people for the people I decided to throw away my Window 7 and replace it with Ubuntu 12.04 (I even bought it, just to ...
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black screen instead of login screen (serious problem)?

i'm having a serious problem. i use dual os so i'm posting with windows. i am having a problem. somewhat about 2-3 hours before everything was working fine i have modified Ubuntu a lot and was using ...
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Problem with raid 1 drive /dev/sba which was part of /dev/md0 now degraded into /dev/md127

root@bew:~# uname -a Linux bew 3.5.0-23-generic #35~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 25 17:15:33 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux root@bew:~# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 203.9 GB, 203928109056 bytes 255 ...
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12.04 LTS - desktop items take long time to appear after login

my Ubuntu worked fine until 1 month ago. I ran then a regular SW update via Update manager and since then the elements on my desktop take about 20 seconds to appear after log in. Before this update ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot time very slow

I am a bit new at analyzing the boot up sequence in Linux, so I am seeking a bit of guidance. Look the Bootchart's output. I am sitting pretty consistently at 1:25-1:30 for boot time, but I know I ...
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Cannot boot my Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Description of the problem: when I choose the operating system in the GRUB menu to Ubuntu I see only a purple screen and nothing happens. I've tried to load the "recovery mode", it is working, but I ...
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Screen problem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Since yesterday I am facing some problems with my Laptop screen with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, sometimes it works well but sometimes it keeps flickering and I see small squares everywhere on my screen. The ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting after upgrade error drm:gen6_santiize_pm

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Envy laptop since a few years without any problems. I also regularly update Ubuntu. Yesterday (on 20.3.2014) when I updated, it stopped booting. I get the login screen ...
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Brightness problem in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

I own a ACER ASPIRE5734Z that has a Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz × 2. I tried this solution,but did not work out: Open terminal ( Ctrl+Alt+T ) and type: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub ...
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Can't get to the GRUB menu on iMac G5

I have an iMac G5, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I've had an error that I've gotten the solution to, but the solution requires me to get to the GRUB menu, and I can't seem to do that. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot into any mode

Recently I built my own PC and have been struggling to get Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. I have a 16 GB RAM machine with an Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard, an AMD FX8350 processor and an AMD R9 ...
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How do I get my computer to boot directly to Ubuntu

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but I have already read several other questions and answers, first and none seem to answer my question... I Was running Windows XP and installed Ubuntu using the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to TTY1

Alrighty, I have perused the threads already in existence and am finding none of them seem to have the exact combination of variables I've got going. I'm working on a computer using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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How to fix boot issue ? VFS: cannot open root device “mapper/x” or unknown-block(0,0)

I've got ubuntu 12.04 running as a virtualserver on virtualbox. Last night there was a power surge and this morning I can't boot my virtual server. I get a long error message. I picked this up: ...
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Some noob questions

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I've had some issues which I want to make sure are OK. Whenever I boot I get two lines of text. It's hard to read because it flashes very fast, however it's something ...