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Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 will not boot, saying “general error mounting filesystems”

My Lubuntu 14.04 worked since 14.04 was released, but after I tried to mount a Lubuntu .iso in the computer it began to get strange while booting. First, it went to the Lubuntu logo and said ...
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Can I install ubuntu 12.04 lts using ubuntu 14.04 lts trail version?

So my ubuntu 12.04 files are corrupted so i got ubuntu 14.04 on a flash drive and I am currently booting using the drive. So I was wondering is there and way by which I can reinstall ubuntu 12.04 lts ...
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Broken /boot partition: input/output error

The Problem The issue I am facing is that I get the following error on boot, after I select Ubuntu in GRUB: Error: File "/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic.efi.signed" not found. unaligned pointer ...
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Error: Unknown Filesystem Can't Boot anything

I was on Ubuntu 12.04.4 32 bit and got an error when I tried to add the ppa for Opera and ever since then I had kept getting an error where I couldn't use the built in software manager. I tried to ...
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Accidently deleted my /etc/default folder

I Accidently deleted my /etc/default folder. Now my computer wont boot. Its running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Upon boot it says, Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be ...
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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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error: unknown filesystem; grub rescue

yesterday there was a power failure at my house and when i turn on my desktop, i had problems with user permissions on linux. I restarted linux and then, while booting, it gave me that error described ...
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Can't view files on Windows 8 partition

I seem to be having a problem with Windows 8 on my desktop PC (not able to boot), so I created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu to see if I can use it to access my hard disk and hopefully recover at ...
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Will Ubuntu 13.10 boot if I enable compression on / which is a btrfs volume

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on btrfs and the installer created the following fstab: UUID=0eff8daf-5924-4a1f-922c-ec82ec594dc0 / btrfs defaults,subvol=@ 0 0 ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 boot to (initramfs) in windows?

The usual story. Brand new 12.04 installation, dual boot on Samsung Series 9 laptop. Previously had this setup working fine for more than a year. Unexpected reboot, and linux hangs at the purple ...
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problem with 13.04 migration to 13.10

System hung while attempting to update from 13.04 to 13.10. When I attempt to reboot I receive the following message: # Filesystem check or mount failure. # A maintenance shell will now be started. # ...
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System upgrade 13.04 to 13.10 Filesystem check or mount failed

I got started the system upgrade. Unfortunately, my upgrade just froze in the middle of the installation and I, was prompted to force my PC down by pressing the reset button. Now my Ubuntu won't to ...
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error:unknown filesystem grub rescue help

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my harddisk which doesn't contain any operating system, MBR or Grub. It has 3 partitions, 1st includes my data on NTFS file system, second is Linux swap now, and third ...
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Portable Installation on ext2 Flash Drive Won't Boot

I've been running Ubuntu from my flash drive for a while now, but due to the frequent read/write feature of the journaling system, it was excessively slow. I read about how it might be this slow ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu, trying to put XP back on [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook that came with Windows XP. It was loaned to someone, who then put Ubuntu on it. I know nothing about Ubuntu, so I looked for information on this site for help. It ...
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Can't boot anymore, get a message on ubuntu purple screen

A friend has a Compaq laptop with a broken screen, so he use an external screen with HDMI and use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But after a while after he started the computer, the screen finally show up with ...
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Non existing Mount Points fails to automount on boot, How to fix this?

I think I've messed up something with my partition mount points. OK, this is the thing. When I have been fresh installing Ubuntu 12.10 from a Live CD, I made all my partitions with ext4 file system ...
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How do I auto mount my partition?

I've a partition on /dev/sda2 of 279 GB Ext4 filesystem, but I'm not able to auto mount it on login. I've added the partition entry /dev/sda /home ext4 defaults 0 0 in /etc/fstabt still it ...
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How folders created in /var/run on each reboot

In recent ubuntus (specifically, what interests me the most is 12.04) /var/run is tmpfs, and thus I assume it starts empty with each reboot. Yet, I see there some folders, like /var/run/mysqld and ...
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1answer
155 views

Error: Unknown Filesystem HELP!

Ok, I am new to Ubuntu and know almost no terminology and don't know a whole lot about computers. So I wanted to install ubuntu so i burned it onto a flashdrive and when I tried booting it I got, ...
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1answer
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I need to convert ext2 filesystem to ext4 to prevent fsck every time I boot?

Installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside manufacturer-installed Win 8 with no problems. Was "clever" enough to install as ext2 filesystem, which has resulted in the inconvenience of fsck making the usual ...
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Accidentally deleted Ubuntu partition. Now Grub Rescue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wiped Ubuntu files, bootloader still there, how can I remove it and restore Windows? I am in desperate need of assistance. I originally had two partitions on my hard ...
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Auto-mount filesystems on boot fails (12.10)

I have a Compaq HP 8200 slim desktop running 12.10 with encrypted partitions (set up with the text-based installer). Everything's working fine, except... When I boot the computer, my /boot and ...
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Errors during start-up: “Scanning for Btrfs filesystems”

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop on three systems and one virtual machine. On every system I have opted for a single Btrfs partition. During start-up I get the following two error messages. It ...
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1answer
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Unknown filesystem error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem My computer has (had) a dual boot of Ubuntu Precise and Windows 7. Recently, when I started the computer, grub gave me an error ...
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Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade!

I got a serious problem here: I recently upgraded to the Latest Version of Ubuntu. Now, I boot to my Ubuntu Partition, and I get a Low-Graphics error! I boot to a Recovery-Mode to see what the ...
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658 views

Live-Ubuntu 12.04 ran fine, now stopped booting!

I've seen similar problems to this several times in the forum, but mine is a bit different, so the other posts I saw were no help to me. When I boot Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit from live-SD-card (3GB ...
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1answer
498 views

Ubuntu Server 12.04 start fails after update

I did an system update on Ubuntu Server 12.04, which requested a reboot. Since that, the system never reaches the login. It hangs on: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or ...
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1answer
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Will computer being shut down due to power failure affect my system files, or speed in any way? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns? I've asked before as well but need to confirm again, in my country there are a lot of electricity ...
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NTFS partition not clearly unmounted PLEASE HELP

When ubuntu boots, I get this error: The NTFS partition was not cleanly unmounted. This probably indicates that the system was not shut down properly. Please run chkdsk /r from Windows; once ...
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101 views

Ubuntu freezes after grub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. After cloning my 320 GB HDD to a 500 GB HDD, my system freezes ...
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What files get edited when the system time changes?

If the system time is changed on Linux, what files get edited? I know the timezone is kept in etc/timezone but is there anything if the timezone is not changed, but the time is?
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/boot on the installation process?

Can someone tell me under what circumstances is /boot accessed? Is this when Ubuntu is installed, or before the installation process (or both?) Also, is this Ubuntu behaviour similar for other ...
2
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1answer
207 views

ubuntu doesn't boot without flash drive

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my Netbook. I had to use a flash key and during the installation i tried putting Ubuntu on a separate partition, but it kept showing a no root file system is defined ...
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1answer
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Did I lose my personal files?? Help!

My U11.10 was not booting up. I tried to "repair" by reinstalling using live CD, option "Upgrade from 11.10 to 11.10" (none of your personal files will be touched). When the installation was almost ...
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System Unable To Boot

So I was in the process of restarting the system last night and it seemed to lock up at the Ubuntu logo that normally appears when restarting or shutting down. So after waiting an hour or so to ...
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1answer
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My Ubuntu Server filesystem just crashed. Need some help! How to recover files or filesystem?

None of my sites worked, saying that the /tmp/ folder was not writeable. I ssh-ed into the server, and indeed, everyting was read only. I restarted with the fsck flag, and now I get a grub error. ...
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The volume “boot” has only 0 byte disk space remaining [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free up more space on /boot I am in Ubuntu 10.04. When I install the software updates with "Update Manager", there is a pop up dialog which tells me "The volume "boot" ...
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mhddfs mount in /etc/fstab fails if periodic fsck kicks in… how to solve?

( ubuntu oneiric 11.10 server) Here is my /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 ...
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Restore Ubuntu after power outage [closed]

the problem is after short power outage I'm getting message like "gave up waiting for root device. Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/{long_guid_} does not exists. Dropping to a shell". How do I fix it? ubuntu ...
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Very slow boot due to mounting filesytem

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 over an older version of Ubuntu, and am dual-booting with Windows 7. Most things seem to be working well (i.e. wifi, sound, etc.) but boot time is problematically long. ...
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What should I do when the system says it cannot find /

I was on my computer and running updates and something about firefox kicked me to a text screen from which I was forced to do a hardware reboot. On reboot, plymouth should low graphics mode and ...
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2answers
185 views

System is not booting even from windows Bootable original cd [closed]

Today I first installed Windows 7, then I installed Ubuntu 10.04. I installed Ubuntu as side by side. Then i restarted the system two times and both times I was able to login to Ubuntu. Then I thought ...
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1answer
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How can I boot from read-only filesystem while having writable partitions for logs?

I want to mount my root filesystem as read-only on boot, and use separate writable partition for logs. Is it necessary to create a ramfs image for such task? How can I do this?
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System displays “File system maintenance error, press ctrl+d” while booting

In my office I've Ubuntu 8.10 desktop installed and it's running for a long time. When ever the system is started, I'll get a file system maintenance error and something it's prompted for the root ...
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Kernel > 2.6.32-20 doesn't boot (root file system does not exist)

One of my notebooks is a Compaq nc4200 (Mobile Intel 915GM Express). All Ubuntu kernels > 2.6.32-20 don't boot on that machine. Instead I get an error message: error: unexpectedly disconnected from ...
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How do I avoid the “S to Skip” message on boot?

After upgrading my laptop from karmic to lucid, my fat32 partition won't mount automatically. I get the message: The disk drive for /osshare is not ready yet or not present Continue to wait; or Press ...