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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Bios won't accept boot from usb

I have a x64 tablet running win 8.1. I am trying to install different Linux distro's. Unfortunately I am having trouble booting up from live usb. I got all set up in bios, turned off secure 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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Ubuntu stuck on installer

I've just got a new Acer laptop with Windows 8.1, 1TB storage and 4GB RAM. I've downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and used a USB as the boot option. Before this, I partitioned my HDD into a ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot on ssd + hdd raid1

Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me. My system: Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI Samsung 840 Pro ...
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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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Why is there no EFI boot loader on the Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Netinstall? (mini.iso)

Im trying to boot the netinstall(mini.iso) toasted to an usb-stick, but there is no EFI loader in that iso image. so it is not possible to load that kind of installation type on an efi powered system. ...
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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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“BusyBox initramfs” prompt while attempting to install from live CD on 2nd HDD

I've created a partition in ext3 on my second HDD to install Linux. However, when I come to boot the CD, I get directed to a BusyBox prompt with no other choice than help. Other topics I've read on ...
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Unable to boot to encrypted root partition after Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade

I am running a Lenovo T440p with a clean install of Ubuntu. No dual booting. Over the weekend I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were some package install errors that led to Ubuntu being ...
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Ubuntu snappy not booting

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu snappy on a BBB and after I've corrected the uEnv.txt as posted on ubuntu core webdm alpha for Beaglebone Black not booting it freezes at Starting kernel .... The full upboot ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from DVD

I am following instructions from a number of threads on askubuntu but to no avail. Here they are for your reference: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've ...
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Stuck booting a Ubuntu 14.04 system (not from a LiveCD but from sdb1) via PXE/NFS

I have two disks (sda and sdb). I have a running Ubuntu 14.04 in sda1. I've cloned sda1 in sdb1 with Clonezilla, so in sdb1 I have too another Ubuntu system, which I want to boot only through the LAN. ...
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kernel panic on boot

I'm having some trouble booting ubuntu 14.04. The most weird thing is that after the kernel panic error shows up, if I restart the laptop, grub appears (not showing up when the panic occurred), and ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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PXE boot 14.04 : filesystem.dir not working: do I have to use filesystem.squashfs?

I've been using PXE-Boot with an extracted filesystem rather than squashfs so far: [NFS-server]:/[cdpath]/casper/filesystem.dir/ instead of [NFS-server]:/[cdpath]/casper/filesystem.squashfs This ...
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Long startup time after power supply is changed

I have a deskop PC here running Ubuntu 14.04 and observer very long start up time - about 5 minutes. If the Ubuntu is already started and I restarted it, it takes about 30 seconds to load. So the ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 needing a complicated boot process on Acer aspire E 11

I have installed Ubuntu 14.4 on a Acer Aspire E 11 running windows 8. When I boot, I have to use the grub menu to enter recovery mode. From there, I must choose resume to have a normal boot or else it ...
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14.04 - Replaced drive in Software RAID 1 - How to make bootable?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 x64 server with 2 500GB drives (sda and sdb) in a software RAID 1. I just had to replace sdb. Adding it back to the array with mdadm and resyncing was a snap. The problem I'm ...
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setting of GRUB for two Linux distributions installed to two separate hard disks

I installed a second hard disk to my laptop so that I can test on new Linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed Linux Mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
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Boot to tty2 on start

On Ubuntu 12.04 I had a server with no GDM. I want to boot to tty2 on start up. What would I put into rc.local? Note* I do not have grub tty1: start on stopped rc RUNLEVEL=[2345] and ( ...
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Stuck in GRUB Rescue Mode, all partitions -> “Unknown filesystem”

I somehow messed up my laptop... I have a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. The Ubuntu OS has been installed a couple of days ago and I was encountering an annoying bug: when booting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with “???” message after selecting drive

The Gist: I have been trying to erase my disk and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop as my sole operating system. I can boot "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" from a USB stick. During the graphical ...
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How to get rid of grub menu after boot?

Here is my /etc/default/grub: # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu record from my boot list?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an external USB3.0 drive. I selected sdb (the usb stick) as grub point and created a new ext4 partition as root on sdb1. Everything went very well and I could either ...
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After installing a new Kernel in Ubuntu 14.04, rebooting takes me to busybox initramfs. How do I mount a filesystem after that?

I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 in it. I recently built and installed linux-3.14.5 kernel on it, and tried to boot into it, but it drops me to BusyBox v1.21.1 built-in shell. Here's what I ...
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Strange ethernet behaviour of Ubuntu 14.04 on Fujitsu Esprimo P720 E90+

after I had openSuse running on this machine without Ethernet issues, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and ran into a weired Ethernet problem. My colleague has Ubuntu 12.04 on the same type of computer and no ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LTS not able to Boot

I finished installing Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (x86 version). After restarting my system, it hangs for maybe 10 to 15 seconds and then displays this in the command prompt: Gave up waiting for root device. ...
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Cannot write bytes: Broken

I am getting an error at beginning while booting itself and so i can't get to my desktop. When i boot i select Ubuntu and then after disabled bios messages i run directly into the black screen with ...
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How to deal with “Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /” in a server?

It seems a little stupid for a operating system this behavior in a SERVER operating system. The problem is very simple to replicate on Ubuntu Server: just change the date back in time and then reboot ...
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Computer won't boot after shutdown/reboot

I currently have a Toshiba Sattelite C660D which dual boots Ubuntu 14.04 (had same issue with 13.10) and Windows 8. Every time I shutdown or reboot my laptop from Ubuntu, I can only get it back on, ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 single install not booting Mac Pro 4.1

So this is what has happened so far... I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 Mac version and now the Intel version on my Mac Pro 4.1. Installation succeeded each time yet when I restart the computer it ...
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Some keys not working until ~10/20min using laptop

I'm having, since 3-4 months some strange problems with my laptop's keyboard. It's an ASUS X401A running Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64. When I start the notebook, some keys (a, d, g, i, m, k, down arrow) don't ...
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Boot error for newly compiled kernel in Ubuntu

When I am booting into the newly compiled kernel it is showing error. Following image shows where the booting stopped.
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A reliable way of creating a bootable usb in kubuntu?

Unetbootin installs grub which then boots the system you specify. I don't like that. Linux live ISOs are directly bootable and usually contain a pre-configured grub install of their own which among ...
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Is there any kind of relationship between Windows and Ubuntu installation?

I've just experienced incredibly weird behavior in Ubuntu. I've written lately some questions here regarding my shitty tablet not working correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 . I've left it that way having it ...