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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Automatically load cdc-acm at boot

Hi I am trying to figure out how I can load the cdc-acm module at boot. I tried this command: sudo bash -c echo hoi >> /etc/modules but I get this: bash: /etc/modules: Permission denied ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & UEFI mode

On a new Dell XPS 8500, I tried to install a fresh xubuntu 12.04.2 with EFI enabled but it did not work: the 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install in /target/ As specified in ...
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Installed Ubuntu, windows 7 boots up by default?

I have windows 7 installed in my C:\ partition .Now I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my D:\ partition ,but I don't know how to boot to Ubuntu.... ? Any help is much appreciated !
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cant boot Windows 7 after boot-repair

I originally have windows 7 64 bits, then I tried to dual-boot with Ubuntu 13.04. but after installation my computer was only able to boot Windows (Ubuntu was not there as option). So I boot from ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boot problem. Devices are being listed

After I installed nVidia driver whenever I start up Ubuntu 13.04 it stays approximately 1 minutes as image shown in link below. Then it shows me a black screen, When I press power button, ...
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Install Ubuntu on a second harddrive without messing with other drives or main Windows 7 bootloader?

Lets just say I have 3 hard drives: c: 500 gig windows 7 with win7 boot loader d: 1tb nothing on it (but I want a Linux os on it... Ubuntu, debian, fedora ect) g: 3tb random stuff I want Ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't boot after installation [closed]

after installing Ubuntu 13.04 (used 2 disks, 1 250GB for root and another with 2 partitions of which 1 with 10GB for swap) Ubuntu doesn't boot, showing a black screen with a blinking cursor two lines ...
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Blackscreen after boot ubuntu 12.10

I have a dual boot (w7, ubuntu 12.10 ) laptop. Everything was OK since some weeks. Now I am unable to boot my ubuntu 99 times of a hundred. The process start with the bios settings and all, then grub ...
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Can't install Ubuntu, GRUB stage1.5read error… new to ubuntu [duplicate]

ok so i have been struggling with this for the whole day now and i really need help. im new to ubuntu but i cant even get off the floor with it this is an install problem the OS works fine from the CD ...
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Will windows 8 work after i install Ubuntu 12.04?

I had searched and found many GRUB related problem after installing windows 8 over ubuntu or ubuntu over windows 8.So i fear to install ubuntu 12.04. So What is the measures i need to take while ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit won't boot, freezes on black screen

don't know much about Ubuntu but will try to be as specific as possible. After updating from 12.10 it auto-restarted, the screen went to black and froze there. I restarted it manually and got to the ...
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During boot: An error has occured while mounting(13.04)

So I get this message during boot saying that it failed to mount the /home/chris/Videos/Anime drive. It's the same kind of drive as my /home and /home/backup drives, formatted the same, etc... but ...
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Drivers corrupted after update for first time?

I had dual booted Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 on my Laptop. After installing I observed that the fan was on all the time, resulting in huge electricity usage. There was an alert that I had ~200 ...
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fontconfig-infinality causes 13.04 boot failure

I upgraded my travel notebook (Asus VivoBook X202E 11.6" Touch Screen, but minimal video, 1366x768 as I recall) from ubuntu 12.10 to ubuntu 13.04. Everything worked perfectly, But then I Thought I ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 13.04 on my USB stick and make it bootable to Windows 8? [duplicate]

I used the instructions listed on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows and I used a 4GB flash drive to try to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo P500 preinstalled with ...
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I can't burn the ubuntu iso image

Thanks in advance for your help Here it is the k3b log saved: Devices ----------------------- PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16RA 1.16 (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, ...
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Making Windows Boot Loader the default instead of Grub 2 [duplicate]

So basically before Ubuntu 13.04 I was running 12.10. I had Windows Boot Loader the default. If I chose to boot to Ubuntu, it would go into grub, but grub was set to 0 seconds so it would basically ...
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Ubuntu will not boot from my external hard drive

I got a 16GB Flash Drive and turned it to a bootable USB with Pen Drive Linux using the 13.04 64 bit iso. I then booted from it and went to the setup procedure and installed it on a 500 GB external ...
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burned image file ubutu 12.4.2 for Amd64 iso to CD but it won't boot

I have a new computer without OS. I want to try Ubuntu before putting anything else on it. AMD Athlon II Biostar A780L3C. Each time I try to boot with the CD. I get a Purple screen with an Icon of a ...
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Ubuntu not booting after upgrade failed [from quantal to raring]

I am having a big time getting my laptop to boot again. I have launch the upgrade process yesterday before going to sleep and today upon waking up, I saw that the upgrade somehow failed to complete ...
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Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu

I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot after grub

I ran into a problem with Ubuntu 13.04. I installed it without any problems. When I reboot my machine it hangs on a black screen with a blinking cursor after grub. I tried recovery mode as well ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can only work in recovery mode

I have just updated my 12.10 to 13.04. Everything is updated. But I can only boot to a black screen. I mean after the GRUB interface and purple screen. And I can hear the voice of the password ...
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PC wont boot either Ubuntu or Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. After I installed Ubuntu ran the first time. After I restarted I couldn't get it to boot. I went on Windows and looked for a fix. I tried it in the terminal, ...
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Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed (interrupted) - cannot access Ubuntu

Ubuntu upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 -> failed (interrupted) and now I want to get my data back. Is there any way, without uninstalling the Wubi? How it happened: 13.04 decides to download around 1 GB ...
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Unable to Boot Windows 8 after installing ubuntu in pendrive

I installed Ubuntu on my 32GB pen-drive which is a clean installation.After installation I unplugged my pen-drive now I cannot boot in to windows. It says grub rescue. What do I do.?
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Start ubuntu13.04 and then it turns to black screen [duplicate]

I do need help. I just updated 12.10 to 13.04 but the problem occured. Every time I start my laptop it turns to a black screen. After the grub and the purple screen. And I also hear the voice from ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 13.04? GRUB4DOS instead of GRUB2 menu?

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 along side each other. I installed 13.04 to a separate partition on the same hard drive as my Win7 install without any difficulties but after I ...
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Grub rescue fails with “Boot Repair” with error “unknown file system” [duplicate]

THE PROBLEM WAS IN FILESYSTEM, THIS IS NOT DUBLICATE TO GRUB RESCUE STANDARD TOPICS. After laptop system crush (which was caused by hard restart), my ubuntu linux is not booting, it is showing now: ...
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Black Screen when booting live usb (Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04) [duplicate]

this forum is my last chance. I have a Acer Aspire X3470 and I am trying to boot ubuntu live USB. I already tried to boot from the Ubuntu desktop image 12.10 and 13.04 but with the same result. When I ...
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Booting Problem with ubuntu 13.04

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 via DVD and everytime i restart, theres just a black screen bith the blinking cursor. I tried updating my video driver, but that did not help. i tried it with ubuntu ...
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Laptop boots with blank screen but HDMI Monitor is working [duplicate]

English translation: Hello all, can you help me fix this problem. I installed Ubuntu on my notebook for the first time. My laptop is an ACER ASPIRE 5336 I installed Ubuntu while connected to an ...
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Ubuntu 13 fails to boot after Live-DVD install

I just installed from the DVD-ISO image over Ubuntu 12. System will not boot from HD. I can get grub2 menu and have tried the nomodeset option. However, even in recovery mode, the system hangs when ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 freezes before login on splash screen [closed]

Before you mark this as a duplicate for this What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? note that it is for issues after login, not before. I have tried previous versions of the kernel, Alt-F2, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 UEFI problems

Note: I've had problems with all variants of *Buntu EDIT: Tried Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and it just hangs during UEFI boot, just a black screen I can type on til it freezes. EDIT 2: Tried Lubuntu 13.04 ...
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Can't boot up my laptop after upgrade to (K)ubuntu 13.04

Yesterday I did a 'do-release-upgrade' from my laptop (HP DV-6) running flawlessly Kubuntu 12.10, to 13.04. Upgrade process ended up with no errors. But now, when laptop boots normally, hangs during ...
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Upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 resulted in boot process sticking with “The disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready or present” [duplicate]

I just performed an upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, and everything seemed to go as expected. As the upgrade was finishing I was asked to restart the computer, which I did. Once I restarted, however, the ...
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System no longer boots, gave up waiting for root device, (initramfs), /dev/mapper/gnome-root does not exist

After installing an update, my system no longer boots. I have full disk encryption (the one the installer sets up for you) enabled so it usually asks for the key only seconds after booting past GRUB. ...
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Why are there start 'S' symlinks in rc0.d (shutdown) and rc6.d (reboot)?

Start 'S' symlinks in shutdown and restart runlevels? Why are there 'S00-S99' start symlinks in rc0.d and rc6.d? Ubuntu 13.04 directory listing: $ ls -l /etc/init.d/rc6.d lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root ...
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I've downloaded wubi 12.10 but it throws me an error [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 and I've downloaded wubi 12.10 and installed it without problems, but when I boot my computer and select Ubuntu it appears an error: try (hd0,0): NTFS5: No wubildr try (hd0,1): ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 13.04 on a new computer

I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04 by disabling "Virtualization Technology" in my BIOS (which I believe let's me operate several OS's) and changing in GRUB2 quiet splash to quiet splash nomodeset. ...
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Failed to mount /boot/efi

I just downloaded the lastest Version of Ubuntu13.04 from the official website(of course it is amd64)and my Computer is the ASUS-A45V Laptop.I used the universal usb installer to creater a boot usb ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 >>> Ubuntu 13.04 Black Screen Boot Failed with Nvidia Geforce Gt630 WHY?

1) I downloaded the iso of ubuntu desktop 64bit. 2) I burned the iso. 3) I tried to start the installation of ubuntu 13.04 from DVD Black screen Black screen Black screen 4) ...
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Why can't I login to the GUI via lxdm after upgrading to lubuntu 13.04?

When I boot to the login screen, I can put in my credentials but nothing happens after that. I left my laptop over night and it still didn't log in. The only thing I can do is hit ctrl, alt f2 to get ...
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Booting from live USB of Ubuntu 12.10 stops at black screen

Using liveUSB I created a bootable USB with Ubuntu 12.10 desktop. When I boot from the USB it always stops at a black screen. How can I tell what's going on and how to fix it?
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black screen with clayton@clayton-desktop:~$ in the top left corner. I have no idea what to do [duplicate]

I am a long term but ICT challenged ubuntu user. My stable desktop crashed a few weeks ago while i was on the interweb and ever since boots to black screen with clayton@clayton-desktop:~$ and a ...
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On boot, Ubuntu 13.04 reaches 89º C and shutdown

After install Ubuntu 13.04 my notebook, an inspiron 15R n5010, reaches 89ºC and shutdown. I tried to boot on recovery mode and before shutdown seems to say that "ACPI" gave the order. Somebody knows ...
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Help Lost Ubuntu operating system and data

I need help in how to recover my Ubuntu, I lost the entire operating system. I was using the windows booting system with wubi. My system is asking me to reinstall windows, I do not want to do this, I ...
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I can't boot my Windows installer

I'm trying to install Windows 8 because I removed it accidentally. What I've tried: extracted iso and added the boot flag within Ubuntu extracted iso using PowerISO within Windows 7 (other ...
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Ubuntu shows 'Kubuntu' on boot

I recently updated my Ubuntu 12.10 setup to 13.04 using sudo do-release-upgrade. After going through the process and rebooting, I was a little confused by the GRUB menu showing a "Kubuntu" option ...