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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Cairo-Dock crashed my Unity desktop, is this possible?

I'm still new to using Ubuntu and learning more and more each day. The other day I formatted my hard drive and wiped the Windows 8 partition (never use it) and re-installed my Ubuntu install to start ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 SLOW BOOT

I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 from 14.10 two days back. The boot time has increased a lot since then. I installed the boot-up manager(bum) and deselected Bluetooth and scanner support options. The boot ...
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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device - Fresh Install 14.04

I am getting the error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system ...
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Reinstalling Grub - shows no volume groups found, how do you fix this?

I have a full backup which I had restored onto a new built system on Ubuntu 12.04 The backup did not include /dev /proc /sys folders. Upon rebooting, the grub show the following errors error: no ...
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ALERT! /dev/mapper/xxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on vmware. I can't login to Ubuntu. i'm in a situation similar to the one described in this post ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell I ...
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How can I begin to track down this Wi-Fi problem?

This is not your run-of-the-mill "what's wrong with my Wi-Fi" question, I'll guarantee you that... I inherited a Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 and have been trying to get Windows 10 off of it and ...
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How to use a `dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb` drive?

Given: a sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb duplicate drive of the main boot drive. How does one safely, reliably : mount a dd duplicate drive as a second drive? setup the dd duplicate drive as ...
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Boot slowed down by more than 90sec on upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

After I did my last dist-upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 a few days ago, Ubuntu takes a very long time to boot. I did a lot of research and tried to get all the dmesg messages, but I think I lack enough ...
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CIFS FSTAB won't start at boot and mount -a doesn't work as expected

I am having a odd issues my CIFS drive. It won't mount at boot and also when the system has booted, I have tried again with mount -a but no success. It will however mount with the mount -t command and ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed … intel_soc_dts_thermal: request_threaded_irq ret -22

I use Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 (native) on a Medion Microstar AkoyaE6239. I started with Ubuntu 14.10 and then updated it. The problem I describe here also happened in 14.10, and I tried to solve ...
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XUbuntu 15.04 - On the first boot the keyboard does not work and I can't decrypt hard drive

Started experiencing this issue a few days ago. When I boot up my laptop for the first time in the morning, I get to the splash screen to enter in my password to decrypt my hard drive, but my keyboard ...
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How can I flash my laptop's BIOS with Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a HP Elitebook 6930p. I want to downgrade the BIOS by flashing a ROM.bin file. I already found the desired ROM.bin file from the HP website, I'm just having trouble ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS not Starts GUI

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my HP Pavilion G4 1115br and when I start it does not load the GUI: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS problem in not Loads GUI - Part 1/2. After I shut it down manually and start ...
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How to prevent switch to text mode during boot

I'm trying to get a full graphical boot in ubuntu. That is using burg/grub in graphical mode and launching the kernel directly in graphical mode, without switching to text mode and then back to ...
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How to prevent the people from using 'e' to change the 'config' in grub?

I'm really stumped this time because, I've tried to configure the 10_linux & the 00_header the /boot/grub/grub.conf I've tried it many times, but unable to protect it with Password Please do ...
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Ubuntu 15.04. Problem booting with systemd

I just upgraded Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04. When booting system with systemd it only gets to login screen. After login following message is printed: /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-fsck-at-reboot: ...
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/dev/sda1 /boot corrupted

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 on an IBM-Thinkpad X61 tablet (no Windows dual boot) and it seems I have corrupted my /dev/sda1 /boot. Symptoms: When I login to home window, a "System Program Problem" ...
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Does the Ubuntu installer create a hybrid MBR partition table on EFI systems?

I have a MacBook Air that previously ran Fedora with a dual-boot Windows side for a few engineering tools. I recently switched back to Ubuntu, installing Ubuntu over Fedora using the same EFI boot ...
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iMac will not boot OS X after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X on my iMac, following HowToGeek's tutorial. Whenever I boot, I get GRUB with the following options: Ubuntu Advanced Options for Ubuntu Mac OS X 32-bit Mac OS ...
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Ubuntu server (VM) hangs after “Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom … done”

My bootup hangs, as seen in the image below. (there has been an update. check the edit below) When I press escape, it tabs to this screen : The whole story : This VM ubuntu server is used for a ...
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KVM-Guest only boots single user mode

We have a Vserver Host running on Ubuntu 12.04 with KVM/QEMU and so far guests been running fine with various OS's (Ubuntu 10.04, 12.10, Debian 6,7, CentOS 5,6). After the installation of Ubuntu ...
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SSH update to 14.04: The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

I am not able to restart my Ubuntu server after upgrade from 13 to 14.04. What can I do to make things work again? I tried to upgrade my server over ssh to ubuntu 14.04. When the installation ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not booting, update-initramfs “nothing to do, exiting”

I did a mess while installing ubuntu 14.04 on my XPS 15 (9530 haswell) and I need help to rebuild boot partition. My computer has one miniSATA SSD 32 GB and a 1TB HDD. I crypted both with LUKS with ...
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Gave up waiting for root device

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 but cannot fully boot. Here is my error message: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the ...
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How to configure GRUB loader during apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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Black screen before login

I'm having some trouble with my xubuntu. It was running just fine yesterday but it's not working today. I remember that I've flipped the power switch during the last shutdown (because it was taking ...
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GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT and GRUB_TIMEOUT Do Not Accept 0 Value

I am not on a duel boot system, and do not want to view the GRUB boot menu. I have used methods that have worked in the past to change /etc/default/grub to accomplish that ends, but they have not ...
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strange boot.log - multiple startpar bridge… starting and stopping repeatedly

I've just encountered a very strange boot (since I have no "quiet" nor "splash" in grub options). So I've had a look in the log: crysman@crysman-U36SD:~$ cat /var/log/boot.log * Starting Bridge file ...
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A Guide to Install Ubuntu 13.04 using a RAID 0

Getting the error: Unable to install grub in /dev/sda? Because you are using a BIOS/fakeRAID0? If you manage to find this thread consider yourself in luck. I spent the last 48 hours trying to figure ...
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How are modules loaded at boot

if I do "lsmod" I get a long list of loaded modules. Which file lists the modules to load at boot time? I've seen pointers to /etc/modules but in my case it only contains "lp" and nothing more. ...
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Lightdm not working at all since bumblebee install!

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me if my question is stupid... So a few weeks ago, I bought a Gigabyte U2442N with Optimus Graphics (a 640M and a HD4000). I installed the stable ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 live usb boot hangs at Splash screen

I have created Ubuntu 12.10-amd64 bootable usb disk. It boots but when I select Install on harddisk or Run without install, it just stops at the splash screen. I tried -nomodeset, but same thing ...
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Unable to open Recovery, at boot, using “SHIFT” key (12.04 LTS)

I have tried rebooting multiple times to try to get to "Recovery" (GRUB 2) by holding down "SHIFT" during boot. I am waiting until BIOS screen completes. I need to reset the admin password because I ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.10 on the GPT ?

I have installed Win7 first and I created GPT. Unfortunately, when I try to install Ubuntu 12.10, in the GParted, it just show all my HDD haven't partition. In the Window I still see the C,D,E.... ...
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Ubuntu Server Edition won't boot with second hard drive plugged in

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu server edition running on my home server. I cannot (for the life of me) get it to boot with a second hard drive plugged in. I have checked boot priority and made sure ...
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Ubuntu Live CD Not Loading Properly - Hangs on Ubuntu Screen

I am the second owner of a Everex Stepnote SA2052T laptop with Intel Core Duo processor, 1.6 GHz,1 GB, and American Megatrends, Inc. BIOS V 02.59. According the the labelling, it came with Windows ...
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UBUNTU Ugrade tp 15.10 now laptop won't reboot

Samsung 400B laptop Yesterday I left my laptop upgrading to 15.10 (I think it was Wily something) about half way through. When I returned the laptop was hung with nothing on the screen. Hard ...
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Fail to install Ubuntu 15.10 - Internal error

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 as a dual-boot on my Windows 7 laptop, but I can't manage to. I am pretty sure the DVD is OK, since I used it to install it on my desktop (also dual-boot with ...
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How do I have a long custom startup sound play completely?

I changed the default startup sound to one that I wanted. However, the song is longer than a few seconds, and only a few seconds of the custom sound play on startup. Is there a way to have the whole ...
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startx not working

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on an ASUS T100. However, when I boot it manually from GRUB, it crashes into an intramfs shell. I am able to mount the filesystem from the intramfs ASH shell and ...
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upgrading from 14.04 to 15.10 - cannot boot (doesn't have required /sbin/init)

I tried to upgrade my machine from 14.04 to 15.10 but now i'm getting: Target filesystem doesn't have required /sbin/init. /bin/sh: 0: can't open ro [ 2.388786] kernel panic - not syncing: ...
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My computer doesn't boot successfully 90% of the time

It always gets as far as the Grub menu, but after that, when text appears briefly, the text is sometimes half a screen (which means it's going to boot successfully), and sometimes about two screens ...
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iMac screen too big for Ubuntu to use

Contrary to most questions, my 27" iMac is too big for Ubuntu to display on. Pre-startup messages show, but no text, no splash, and no desktop ever appears, just a black screen. I do hear the bongoes, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 installed on MacBook won't shut down properly

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my MacBook using rEFIt, and the problem is now it won't shut down properly. Every time it reaches the very last part where it's about to power off and then just hangs. ...
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Unable to fix kernel panic

I am expiriencing a kernel panic that doesn't let me boot regularly. I've been trying to solve it for two weeks now, but am still unable to. Hopefully you can give some clues. "Normal" boot exits ...
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Dual Booting Kali Linux and Ubuntu on encrypted hard drive

:) I started using Ubuntu a couple of months ago and I really like it. I have done a little research and would like to try out Kali Linux but also have Ubuntu as a second OS to fall back on. I am ...
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Lenovo Yoga 11 randomly shuts down before login Ubuntu 15.10 & 15.04

It always happens while booting before the login screen appears. Most confusing is, sometimes the laptop boots without any problems. The next day I have to start it like 5 times before I am able to ...
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Problems while resizing bootable external drive :-(

Gparted hangs while trying to resize the existing ext4 bootable partion. How should I resize it to hold another partition for Windows ? In more details, I had made the 1TB external drive bootable ...
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15.10 - Ubuntu does not power off on shutdown

I have been around the internet trying to find the answer and no solution given has worked. I have disabled quiet and splash from /etc/default/grub so I can see the output. When shutting down, there ...
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Installed Ubuntu from external drive, cannot boot from internal SSD drive

This is my first time trying to install a Linux operating system after reading many interesting exciting articles about it, but I really need some help! I am trying to install ubuntu-14.04.3 onto my ...