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Lubuntu 12.04 won't boot after install

I just installed Lubuntu 12.04 on my laptop (Compaq Presario V5000). It seemed to install fine, but after the install completed it stops booting when it gets to the Blue Lubuntu screen. I have the CD ...
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ubuntu shuts down for no reason

until 2 days ago Ubuntu 12.04 was going simply great, then the update manager prompt for some updates and I continued as usual. After that I continue to use the computer for few more hours then I ...
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Removed current running linux-image [on hold]

I had the problem of a full /boot. So i decided to remove old linux-images. However in the process I accidentally removed the current in-use image. Which would be linux-image-3.2.0-53-generic on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stuck at Purple Screen before Splash Screen

To give a bit of background, I dual booted my laptop using WUBI last February. Everything was working fine until now... I was transferring (cut-pasting) files from a USB flashdrive to a folder in my ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Boot To Black Screen after updating Chromium?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for 64 bit systems on a dual boot custom computer with Windows 7. It was functioning normally for at least 3 days before I noticed that Youtube videos were flickering ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not seen on Puppy Slacko GRUB

I have a problem and wonder if anyone could help me please. I installed Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on my computer. After that I installed Puppy Slacko 5.6 and set up it's GRUB as default. Recently I ...
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How can i get my graphics card to work?

Okay, so i have an old graphics card that i decided to use in another computer. The problem is, the computer doesn't detect it. at all. in legacy mode, nope. uefi, nope. It doesn't even switch over to ...
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How to install Ubuntu 64 on second (new) hard drive, with ubuntu installed on current(old) hard drive UEFI BIOS MoBo

I have a UEFI mobo (ASUS A88XM-A) where I have (2 ) 3TB Hard drives SATA. I had played for days to install UBUNTU 12.04.4 but couldn't get it installed, so I finally paid the store I purchased the ...
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Ubuntu scripts/init.bottom Hang

I am trying to boot my 12.04 ubuntu server, and I am getting hung on: Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... done. This is in a VM on HyperV. I have tried fsck, tried going into recovery mode and ...
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implications of excess boot options

In addition to the currently installed 12.04, my boot menu also offers a previous version, To the best of my knowledge and ability, I have deleted all traces of previous installations prior to the ...
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How do you restore bootable flag to windows HDD?

On my Dell Inspiron 660 i have windows 8.1. Now, Feeling as if that is not open-source enough, i often boot into ubuntu 12.04 Via live usb. Doing so has, somehow, turned off bootable flag for windows ...
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Grub boot problems [duplicate]

So basically I downloaded Linux ubuntu 12.04 (on my windows 8 PC - dual boot intended) and updated it to 13.10 and then it started having some problems with missing files so I just wanted to ...
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Can't boot Wubi after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04

So I decided to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 on my Wubi installation, using update-manager -d, but I can no longer boot into Ubuntu. When I try to, I see the message mount:mounting..."etc, then "Target ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live disk only starts up with acpi=off

I recently tried to run ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive as I wanted to decide whether it is worth upgrading to(my netbook now has 12.04 on it). However, when I tried to start ubuntu up from the USB ...
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12.04.4 lts server - after install last updates dont boot. Please help

Hello i have ubuntu server 12.04.4 LTS Last updates need to reboot system, when i rebooted i have boot fail with this: "Cannot read the linux header you need load the kernel first" I have run Your ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: mouse and wireless not working on startup

yesterday everything worked fine but today both the mouse/touchpad and the wireless card are not working after boot. The mouse starts to work after a sudo modprobe psmouse but i don't know what to do ...
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Nvidia Graphic not allowing boot

Hello and welcome to the toughest question on the internet! Brought to you today by this machine: Toshiba Qosmio x505-q830 core i7 720qm, 4gb DDR3, 320GB HDD, nVidia GTS 250M. I have tried installing ...
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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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Ubuntu installed to USB key, but not recognized as bootable

This is NOT a duplicate of How to install Ubuntu to a USB stick or similar questions. Though there might be bits of helpful information in other questions/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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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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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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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 ...