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Cannot access desktop after downloading 14.04 upgrade

I recently downloaded 14.04 on my System 76 computer to upgrade from 12.04 and now when I boot up my computer, it defaults to the "GNU GRUB V 1.99-Ubuntu3.1" screen with the option to boot up with ...
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Kubuntu 12.04.4 usb installation fails

When I insert and boot my usb stick with Kubuntu 12.04.4 on it, it shows me the screen "try kubuntu"/"install kubuntu". Then I click on the first one, the graphic goes away and sends me on a ...
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Problems restoring grub

I have used fsarchiver to move the content of my old hard drive on a new bigger SSD. Basically, one partition with Ubuntu 12.04. Everything went fine. But now I can not boot. I used GPT and I also ...
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boot issue after cy with dd command (error : file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found)

I'm running Ubuntu through a 16GB USB having one partition for the OS and one dedicated for swap and all is working well. I wanted to make a copy of this usb key to a 32Gb key to increase the ...
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1answer
294 views

How to switch remotly from Ubuntu and Windows 7 and viceversa?

i'm looking around, if anyone have a suggestion on how to switch from Ubuntu and windows 7 (and viceversa) while working remotely. Actually, i'm using the windows loader (BCD) on MBR, and i have 2 ...
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1answer
13 views

How to set USB flash drive as first boot device in dell inspiron 15

i m trying to install ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 using USB flash drive using USSB installer. But in booting sequence there are only two boot options. Legacy boot and UEFI boot mode. Can anyone tell me ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boot stuck on *Checking battery state… [OK]

On startup after the purple screen the boot sequence gets stuck on *Checking battery state... [OK], I am stumped, any ideas?
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1answer
17 views

Running an old version of some software

I don't want to mingle in any backstory, but all that needs to be known is that I have a computer with Ubuntu on it and I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO. I am using the guide that can be ...
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How do I get to the maintenace shell?

I'm asking this because initially, my problem was this (power failure during installation), so I typed the following instructions in the maintenance shell: sudo mount -o remount,rw / sudo dpkg ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1, after installation the computer boots back to installion page

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Toshiba. The installion was successful and was required to be restarted. After the restart I am brought back to the GNU installation page. The only option I have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - after update it boots in command line only (no windows manager)

I have Ubuntu 12.04, which has been working great for me since I installed it a year ago. Yesterday I ran the updates that update manager recommended. (Last time I ran updates before was about a week ...
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23 views

Can I create Bootable ISO from Copy of Disk?

According to this question, I can create bootable iso file because Disk (media source) is bootable but consider If I have not Bootable disk of OS (ex: Ubuntu 14.04) but only copy of that Disk in my ...
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Can't Reboot into Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu

I am newb in Ubuntu. Currently I am using an Acer V11 laptop with a pre-intalled Windows 8.1. I follow some guideline ...
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37 views

After installation Ubuntu 14.04 does not start

I installed Ubuntu 14 successfully, but at the end of the process when the system restart the following message appears and the system does not respond: Wait-for-state stop/waiting Stooping rsync ...
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18 views

Endless text loop while booting Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu today (using WUBI) and when booting, after GRUB screen there is text showing up rapidly. The text is looped. On the left side, it says Starting (and in line below it says Stopping), ...
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Regarding boot repair

I've repaired grub using boot repair disk x64. I've windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 on laptop both are working properly. I want to reinstall windows copy but it fails to boot from DVD and win 7 iso through ...
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Create bootable USB of Ubuntu on Mac for a failed partial ubuntu install

So I have 3 computers at my disposal, and would like to wipe my failed partial ubuntu update on COMP1 (which is also locked out from incorrect logins) (originally 12.04, failed partial of 14.04) and ...
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kickstart installation problem while booting the system

I want to install the ubuntu 12.04 desktop I have prepared the kick-start file and I kept at /var/www/ks.cfg #Generated by Kickstart Configurator #platform=x86 #System language lang en_US #Language ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1 dual boot fails after distribution upgrade - no GRUB menu! [duplicate]

I have been successfully using both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite Pro C50 since May 2014. After performing a "Distribution Upgrade" via the update manager GUI this morning the ...
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1answer
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Both Feet Shot Off: Can boot neither ubuntu nor windows

I had kubuntu running in separate dual-boot lashup. When I booted, Ubuntu came up as the first option. Preparing to install Mint, I deleted the kubuntu partition and created and formatted a mew Mint ...
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Mac drive formatting using DBAN error [on hold]

When I use the standard command ENTER I get a message saying trying to setup timer (IRQO) through the 8295A failed... trying to setup timer as virtual wire IRQ ...failed trying to setup timer as ...
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28 views

(SYSLINUX QUESTION) How to launch command prompt once syslinux boots up

I have created a bootable USB drive using SYSLINUX I am booting my x86 system correctly. Once system boots I want to stop at console (command prompt) where I can type linux commands (cd etc) and run ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 will not load - stops in tty1

I was following some "guides" on how to clean my system and have cleaned it so well that it doesn't work anymore. Example: in synaptic, I completely removed all packages in "Not installed: residual ...
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46 views

Help installing?

I'm having a really big problem with installing Ubuntu on my computer. It seems that when I try to install from BIOS from the CD, nothing happens, and when I say nothing happens it boots up my ...
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0answers
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Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot!

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot! The screen says: udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured. Gave up waiting for root device. Common Problems: ...
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Mounting Disk by UUID - FIle Or Directory Does Not Exist? [duplicate]

I have a ubuntu server (14.04) with a few issues. It's rackmountable, but running the desktop version of Ubuntu. It has 3 HDD bays and 1 internal SSD running the OS. Only one of the HDD bays is being ...
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Booting an installed Ubuntu in an USB from Windows 8.1

So I have bought an Asus Transformer Pad T100 and it contains Windows 8.1. It also has a Micro SD card slot that contains a 16GB Micro SD card. So I have installed Ubuntu on the card and now is it ...
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43 views

Make Win7 Bootable After Ubuntu/Kubuntu Install

I had a Win7 install on a raid array (sda...) and added a second drive (sdf) for installing Linux. Installed Ubuntu initially using a Grub boot loader (no problem, Win7 still bootable), but then ...
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boot XEN under UEFI-only BIOS

Is there a way to get XEN 4.4 booting from UEFI mode BIOS? My AMD64bit laptop does not support direct CSM/legacy boots. A nasty workaround has been to boot from a specially made USB pendrive with ...
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1answer
17 views

Failed ubuntu-windows8 dual boot: Is uninstalling ubuntu the answer?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-472G with windows 8.1 So after installing ubuntu, something went wrong and I could not boot into windows8.1 and I cannot access my files in any drive except for my ubuntu ...
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How to: Persistent Ubuntu over tftp

i am currently booting my ubuntu successfully over tftp. I can also save the current state due to a casper filesystem on my USB-Stick. But i want to make my live cd persistent over tftp. I have added ...
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126 views

How To Run A Shell Script Again And Again Having X Interval Of Time In Root? [duplicate]

I have a shell script in my Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS at ./ShellScript.sh. I setup /etc/rc.local to run the shell script after boot but before login using below code. To run run it boot write this ...
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ubuntu 14.04LTS live dvd halfway laptop hanging

i try to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit live DVD BIOS shows up, booting ubuntu starts Then teher is a white screen and no user interaction possible (for example Ctrl+Alt+Del, no reaction). The cursor ...
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1answer
18 views

Help with recoverinig windows Boot manager with kernel-less grub?

I installed a dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8 a while ago on my sisters computer, but I didn't need Ubuntu anymore. So I followed instructions on how to remove Ubuntu, grub, and restore windows boot ...
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wrong kernel running after install

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 from unetbootin. When it reboots after the install, uname -r says: 3.5.0-17-generic ..this means that no modules have loaded for the kernel that is actually installed ...
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How to install on Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15D

i would like to know how to instsll install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 D that have Windows 8 based on UEFI firmwares and have hidden partitions for recovery, so i saw a lot of YouTube ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Computer. I completely deleted my Windows 7 (which I had previously installed). Now I have changed my mind and I wish to install Windows 7 again and I am having ...
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Asks to mount partition on boot

So, when I'm booting in to my fresh installed ubuntu on booting window strange question occurs, system asks me whether I want to mount /dos partition, even though that partition was reformatted to ...
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How to install BOOT REPAIR in ubuntu 12.04LTS without CD

Please tell me how to install Boot Repair without any CD and Terminal Command.Please provide simple way to install it and tell me after installing boot repair where it is located and how to use it. I ...
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Restore factory setting option in boot menu not working

When I switch on my laptop,after few seconds boot menu comes where restore to factory setting option is available but when I click enter to that then nothing happens.I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 15 minutes boot time

My computer is extremely slow booting up (about 15 minutes). When i press the power button the monitor will display a black screen with purple border for 15 minutes , then it boot up like normal ...
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1answer
15 views

Gave Up Waiting For Root Device When Booting, but UUID Matches

I am getting a "gave up waiting for root device" error message whent trying to boot into Ubuntu. Live CD works perfectly, and I've tried Running the Boot Repair with no success, it seemed to have ...
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0answers
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encrypted usb stick grub rescue

I have a 16gb usb stick on which I installed xubuntu (I believe 12.04). Everything was working fine for months until I tried to create a backup image of usb usin mac. Now when I try to boot my laptop ...
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2answers
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Installing Ubuntu alongside pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu on my new laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Here's what I have done: - created bootable flash drive with Ubuntu installer - created a partition ...
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0answers
15 views

How to fix black screen after update? [duplicate]

Today I started up my Ubuntu 14.04 computer and everything worked normally. I saw that I had an update for Ubuntu Base and decided to go ahead and do it. After downloading/installing completed, I ...
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Ubuntu just won't work on my pc.

I burnt so many different isos of different Ubuntu versions, and no matter what there was always the same problem. When Grub would load up, I select Ubuntu, all I ever get is a black screen. I've ...
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45 views

Can I Install ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Will Ubuntu 14 work alongside Windows Vista (on a PC), or do I need to choose Ubuntu 13 or 12 instead?
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34 views

Dual boot fails after updating Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual boot machine with windows 8 on Toshiba Machine

Last year i purchased a Toshiba machine with Windows 8 preinstalled. After hard time, i managed to have dual boot on both OS. But accidentally, i updated Ubuntu and now i can not get the dual boot ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted ...
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19 views

Recovery menu persistent live CD

I am attempting to get into the Recovery Menu console is there a difference entering Recovery Menu between installed and live CD persistent? Can rescue mode be entered on a live persistent USB? I ...