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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partitioned os lost

I have a computer with dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I decided to download updates in Ubuntu but in the middle my computer froze so I had to do a hard reset. When I started the computer again I got an ...
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How do I disable kernel messages while booting?

I enabled the kernel messages a long time ago because I was playing around with Ubuntu. But now I am finished and I want to disable them again, but forgot how to. /etc/default/grub already contains ...
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Is there an fsck command for checking the entire HDD?

This is probably a duplicate, but then please just link the post that answer my question. Fsck seems to check partitions and file system, but is there a way to use a live CD, unmount (well, I guess ...
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Install xubuntu alongside windows

I chose to install xubuntu with windows, using the link. My operating System, is Windows XP Professional, 32 bit. Everything worked fine, until the file coping step, during installation. It stopped ...
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error: unknown filesystem - what happened?

All the answered questions with this error seem to be partitioning ones. I wasn't changing my partition at all, just copying some files. I have a boatload of movies on my little Toshiba - equally ...
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How do I enable dual boot after Windows 7 Reinstall with no cd?

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu via the internet. No CD was involved. After I reinstalled Win 7 due to issues with it, my dual boot disappeared. I do not have the option of using Live CD or ...
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Refind configuration: Change boot order and default boot

I installed REfind and it works great! It immediately Windows and Ubuntu options and put them in a nice menu to choose from when I boot the computer. However, I found the configuration instructions ...
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Why does Ubuntu 13.04 fails to start showing a purple screen and on restart shows a blank(black) screen with blinking cursor? [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 from my USB and straight away I got problems. I've Windows 7 installed in my PC. Therefore I've chosen ubuntu installation along side Windows 7. The problem I'm facing is ...
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After Update Ubuntu 12.04 does no longer boot on a UEFI machine

I got a computer running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with UEFI. Today (2013-09-21) I installed all updates that were available without carefully reading through the list (shame on me), since noone touched the ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu 12.04 after adding an additional hard drive

I've installed both Ubuntu and Windows7 on my laptop, I've replaced my internal hard drive with ssd, and it worked well (both Ubuntu and Win7). However the space is just not enough so I put my hard ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting on Windows 7 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Windows 7 laptop (installed in D: drive) using Wubi installer (I used the ISO file, 64-bit). Now when I restart my laptop I have two options to boot with: Windows 7 and ...
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Computer no longer asks which OS to boot from [duplicate]

My computer came with Windows Vista, and I later dual-boot installed Ubuntu. Recently, I upgraded Windows Vista to Windows 7, and since then, the computer no longer asks which operating system I want ...
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To repair boot or not to repair boot [duplicate]

Sorry, yet another n00b with dual boot issues. I installed Ubuntu on an Asus X401a. The installation never found the existing OS (Windows 7) but after a learning curve, I made it through, by making ...
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Tried installing Nvidia Driver, now can't do much of anything [duplicate]

I tried installing the NVidia graphics card driver for my ubuntu 13.04 64 bit computer finding the appropriate driver from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx. Now I'm locked out of the machine ...
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Unable to boot into ubuntu 13.04

My pc has ubuntu 13.04 alongside window 8. Last time I used my pc (in ubuntu) is 5 days ago and it was fine. Today I tried to boot into ubuntu but failed. Normal boot seems to stuck forever at the ...
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12.04 Dual Boot w/ Windows 8 hangs at purple screen. Black screen in recovery. Please help!

I recently installed 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on my ASUS laptop. I ran boot repair after the install in order for grub to show up and let me have a choice between windows and ubuntu. However, upon ...
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Grub Power Down If Idle

So, I have reign over 200 PCs at my work place, which are all dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu. We want to encourage usage of both OSes, so there is no timeout to the GRUB screen. GRUB will remain on screen ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 USB Boot Stuck

I have Windows and Ubuntu (installed with Windows Installer) on this computer and I'm trying to boot Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop amd64 with a Live USB as the partition Ubuntu is on is too small. The boot ...
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12.04 on Intel Celeron NUC. Can't boot from drive if I move it to another

I have two identical NUCs, boot from USB CD, install the OS, works fine. Install was not adding any drivers or 3rd party apps. Take the same mSATA drive to the other NUC, and it won't boot. I have ...
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Ubuntu wont boot from usb (12.04.3)

So, for a first time try with a USB boot drive, i used the recommended Ubuntu 12.04.3 version. After using the pen drive Linux USB installer to install Ubuntu onto it, I restarted my PC and changed ...
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B43 not (always) starting up correctly

I am getting the error message: b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY (Analog 15, Type 15, Revision 255) Which would indicate a driver problem. However, this seems not to be the case since it will ...
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Made huge mistake with dd, Ubuntu does not boot

I've made a great mistake. I was trying to burn an iso image onto a usb stick with dd. I chose sda8 which appeared to be my USB stick and I ran the command with sudo. Now everything has gone mad and I ...
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Add back USB boot option in BIOS

I have a samsung notebook. It came with Windows 8 and UEFI. I was able to do dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04 using USB installation. I had some issues with the boot, so I ran boot-repair and everything ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after installing Ubuntu 13.04

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 today and it works fine, but I can't boot Windows 8 anymore. (I've installed it on Legacy mode.) It says "invalid EFI file path". What could I do? Here is my boot info: ...
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Boot off of Ubuntu 12.04 using old kernel

Here's the thing, I was resizing my partition and gparted crashed (I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows XP SP3 dual boot), so now my computer won't boot. I wanted to try and use the PPA ...
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Can VNC screen definitions be added at start up?

I have an AWS Ubuntu 12.04 GUI instance. I access it from my home Windows PC using VNC. Since the instance is stopped when not in use, every time I start it I have to SSH Terminal into it to run the ...
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Windows 8 won't boot even after running boot-repair, some one please help

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using the install alongside windows option but when I decided to reboot back to windows it gave me a error message, 'cannot find command drive map' i have tried the ...
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How do I boot from USB?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy unto a USB stick using Pen Drive Linux's USB installer. It won't boot. Booting to a USB isn't in the BIOS boot order. My desktop computer is essentially a brand new ...
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Ultra 100 BIOS is not installed because there are no drivers attached

I just reinstall (don't ask me why) Ubuntu 12.04 32bits server on a old server that we have here. The first time, no problem. I did install boot on the system and everything was working fine. Last ...
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Problems booting into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I just attempted to set up my Lenovo Thinkpad Twist to dual boot. It had Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I burned Ubuntu 13.04 to a USB and booted from that. I partitioned the drives allocating 50 GB for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots very slow [duplicate]

I've been using ubuntu since version 10.04 and so far I was never in a situation I could not solve on my own googling other people's questions. In this case, there seem to be such a variety of reasons ...
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Why does my LiveUSB not work?

I'm trying to get a dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu on my Asus Vivobook. I have disabled FastBoot, I disabled FastStartup. I have set the boot sequence in the correct order (and that works) I have have ...
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How to start the text mode installer from the Kubuntu 12.04 DVD?

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 12.04 from the DVD, and I want the text-mode installer. I don't see how I can get to it from the boot menu. What should I enter as the boot options? Or should I start the ...
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Boot-repair won't install “unable to locate package”

My computer won't boot so I am trying to install boot-recovery using the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair. The initial command runs fine: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to hide grub2 menu?

I need some help, I screwed up while trying to auto-mount on boot my USB external HDD, something went wrong and it doesn't boot to Ubuntu. I installed this ...
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Bootable Ubuntu Install Partition [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on my dad's laptop a year ago and I wanted to install another ubuntu based distro on his laptop . He has no cds or dvds so I thought about making partition that would pretty much ...
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Why my Ubuntu 13.04 is booting so slow and fails many time?

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and linux. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition, it runs fine.Except that it boots very slow. Sometimes gets stuck at the Ubuntu logo with ...
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Ubuntu 13 Boot CD Won't Load from BIOS [closed]

I'm running a Dell I15RV-477BLK laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium, and I'm trying to dual-boot Linux based on the joyous experience I had with my previous laptop. However, I've hit some problems. ...
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USB persistent + live boot [duplicate]

I would like to install Ubuntu on my 128 GB with persistent data. If possible I would like to boot it within virtual box so I can access it from any windows computer. Is it possible?
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after installing ubuntu, can't start windows [duplicate]

After a difficult installation of ubuntu on a win 8 asus n56v, now I only can get ubuntu running... On starting computer I get different options including some win 8 (eg on sda2). I tried boot repair ...
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ubuntu won't install properly

ok. so heres the story. once, i had windows 7. i hated it, so i borrowed a drive and got ubuntu 13.04. later i found out about the 13.10 alpha saucy salamander update and i got that too. after a week ...
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After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 Not able to see options for Windows 8 and Ubuntu at Start Up

Today i installed Ubuntu along with Windows 8 on my HP laptop using DVD Drive (Boot from Internal DVD). During installation it said something like "You need to have space of 1 MB or so for booting ...
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After forcefully shut down ,it was unable to start

I had to forcefully shutdown my workstation due to a system hang. After sometime, I tried rebooting it & but is not booting. It says; HDD is not detected. What can I do for this?
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How to install Syslinux on Ubuntu 13.04?

I really searched a lot in Google, but i don't found anything. I want to replace my GRUB with Syslinux. I just installed syslinux with sudo apt-get install syslinux (alias, it seems it was already ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 w/ USB issue

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB OS: Windows 7 64 bit Hi, I'm a windows user trying to convert to Linux. But there were problems when ...
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bootable USB drive and ISO images

I've some question regarding bootable pendrive and ISO. How to make a normal ISOimage(just containing folders) or USB boot-able ,if one wants to do it manually, how to do it ? what is difference in ...
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What mount point should I use? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu twice and I get a GRUB Error. I think it's because of the mount point. Since I put it at the root of the HDD. Where do I put it? Is it / or /boot? Or am I completely wrong? ...
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Ubuntu Boots, But stays on shell!

I have a Dell Optiplex 160L and I'm booting Ubuntu 13.04 from a LinuxLiveKey USB. It loads all the way through the purple Ubuntu loading screen then goes back to shell. then it gets stuck on ...
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13.04 doesn't boot after installing nvidia driver 319.49

So I install this new driver because I wanted access to cuda. Now, the only thing my computer does when booting is going to a black screen with an underscore flashing on the top-left corner. Before ...
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There is no menu.lst under /boot/grub and 12.04 server can't boot

The newly re-installed 12.04.3 server has the same problem as it was before. The problem is that the server can not boot up by itself. Sometime it goes into blank and never come out. Sometime it shows ...