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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Booting ubuntu falure: error: attempt to read or write outside of “hd0”

This is my first ever try with Ubnuntu. I installed dual boot with windows xp. When booting up on ACER Aspire 9101 I get the following message. Booting ubuntu falure: error: attempt to read or write ...
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How to make a bootable CD using imgburn?

What should we give in the "Advanced Bootable Disc" tab?
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Ubuntu install removed BIOS option

Two days ago I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a liveCD. for some reason, the installation changed or deleted the option to enter the BIOS screen, and also changed the boot options so the only OS the you ...
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Boot fails after “Checking battery state”

I am on Ubuntu 12.04. As I was working icons on the top bar started disappearing. I tried to switch between the various windows but Alt + Tab was not working. I tried using the mouse to switch between ...
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GRUB issue. black screen, blinking cursor

So i installed Ubuntu after windows was wiped out by destiny and everything was fine until I wasn't able to start Ubuntu: it would stuck in a black screen with a blinking cursor forever. I made a ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 8 after successful Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system Recently I've tried to install Ubuntu in a partition of a hard-drive that also has Windows 8. I've ...
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how to install ubuntu from usb if bios have no such option

How to install xubuntu from usb if bios have no such option.my pc have no cd drive. it is a pentium iii, 128 MB RAM, 20 GB HDD .
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PC won't boot anything but Ubuntu

Well, I decided to give Ubuntu 12.10 a try but really isn't for me, mostly because I'm a gamer at heart and the game selection on Linux is very limited. :P I want to revert back to Windows 7 but I ...
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my computer does'nt recognize the usb when booting [closed]

I managed to get to a screen where i can choose where to boot from, but only my CD/DVD Drive and hard drive are there. I also managed to get a command line that looks like this: "grub> " is that ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 graphics or booting issue

Merry Christmas everyone. Yesterday I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10. I have an Intel integrated graphic card. I know it's not compatible with the new version. Ubuntu warned me about it, but I ...
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Unable to boot windows 8 after ubuntu 12.04 installation

I just got my new notebook with windows 8 pre installed. After installing ubuntu 12.04 when I try to boot windows 8 it says "Automated Recovery in Progress" which fails afterwards and shuts down the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad from a bootable USB device. The automatic ...
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My install did not install the grub loader and I also can not get to windows 7 either

I did a new install on Ubuntu 12.04 and when it was finishing it did not install the grub loader and this installation was over a previous installation where the partition should have been formatted. ...
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12.10 Lost power, boots to grub rescue>

boot-repair http://paste.ubuntu.com/1458019/ To my novice eyes it appears that the /sda SSD is the problem. File system "unknown". /sdb is my home drive and appears intact. Is there anything I can ...
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Ubuntu is booting into terminal instead of GUI Interface [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04 and it started messing up, as in, freezing up on certain programs and then randomly logging out and going to the log-in screen. I've done ...
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USB Stick won't boot

So I wanted to play around with CHrome OS, and installed the Vanilla version of Chromium OS to my trusty USB Stick. I used the Win32DiskImager.exe to install the OS to the USB stick. All went well, ...
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I boot my usb and the copyrights details show but I cannot go anywhere from there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? I plug in my usb and turn my computer and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 very slow boot up

I don't know why but when I power up my system Ubuntu starts very slow and after waiting for 15 minutes it only gives me the terminal.. If then I power it down, and turning the computer back on it ...
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Windows not loading from either grub or burg?

I'm very sorry if this has been asked before, but I cannot find a relevant post that could help me. Here's the problem: Windows 7 seems to be able to boot from it's own HDD and bootloader, but then ...
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How do I boot windows?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 wubi but am a bit unnerved by the fact that all of my windows files and settings are not visible to me and I can't figure out how to boot windows. Can someone help a guy out ...
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Recover data from unreadable NTFS partition

I have an Asus laptop with Windows and Ubuntu alongside. When I try to boot Windows, it gets to the Windows logo and restarts automatically. Looks like recovery starts but all the recovery options ...
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Lost ubuntu option from boot

I was using ubuntu 12.10 until i lost all options from boot in somehow, but I've restored my (2) windows 7 options successfully using windows 7 format DVD and solved the problem using command prompt ...
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The disk drive for /media/SDbackup is not ready yet or not present

On an Acer Aspire One 522 netbook, the boot process stalls with the message: "The disk drive for /media/SDbackup is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, press S to skip or M for manual ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 : won't boot, won't let to boot from LiveCD/USB either

After a force reboot Lubuntu "boots" into a black screen with a blinking cursor. When trying to boot from LiveCD/USB I get the same result, so I can't access the system at all. BIOS update didn't ...
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I can't bypass Grub2 even with timeout=0

I've run into problems with Grub 2 on a family computer. I recently installed Lubuntu as the machine was too old to run Ubuntu nicely and my family don't really need it to do anything beyond run BBC ...
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Can only boot into Recovery Mode on Asus Eee PC 1005PE

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on an Asus Eee PC 1005PE machine. After the first install, I can't start the notebook in the normal mode. Once selected, the screen turns the color of the login ...
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Freezes on boot menu [closed]

I'm having a small issue, which remains even after reinstalling Ubuntu 3 times. Each time I install Ubuntu, then use it once, then restart the computer, it goes to the screen 'Ubuntu / Advanced ...
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Sandy bridge + 12.10: tricks

Are there any tricks (like boot parameter or unofficial kernel or anything), which would improve Ubuntu 12.10 on sandy bridge with Intel HD 3000? It is not totally bad now, but maybe there is ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.10 from USB HELP?

I can't boot ubuntu from Usb flash driver (8Gb) from Windows xp .. Is there any Autoboot or something like that . Can you answer that now cause My Pc is messed up with virus i want to install that now ...
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Can't boot into ubuntu after remove window7

My friend have a computer pre-installing window 7,but later he installed other systems including window 8,and linux. All worked fine with the grub2 for a few weeks. Yesterday,when he removed window ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with Windows 8 Boot manager

I have two partitions on my hard-didk , I have installed ubuntu on my 1st partition and windows 8 later on another partition.Now i can only boot into windows 8 because it doesn't recognize Ubuntu. ...
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Blank screen after booting Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? On booting my Ubuntu System I see an Ubuntu startup symbol , after that the screen goes blank like ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10

I cannot get Ubuntu to boot or run on my gaming build, while Windows 7 runs fine. 12.04 boots to desktop on live disc and says I have a network connection, but Firefox won't do anything but lock up. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 boots to purple or black screen but intermittently boots fine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 64bit dual booting with Win7 64bit. Windows boots fine ...
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ubuntu is not booting, after dual boot installation with windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Recently i bought a lenovo u410 ultrabook. It has given along with windows 7 and 4 primary ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 will not boot!! please help

Okay ive been at this for about 6 hours now, linux has never given me problems before, im installing from an isodvd going from window7 to ubuntu12.10, the installation works fine, everything loads ...
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Can I prevent an IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE command to a specific device at boot?

This is related to a previous question related to installation that is now resolved. I'm opening a new question, because I still need to get my DVD drive working. Problem: Failed boot when my ASUS ...
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Still asking whether I want to boot into Ubuntu although there is no Ubuntu partition any more

My Ubuntu partition is gone but when I boot up, Grub still asks if I want to boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu. To put it simply how do I get it to stop asking for Ubuntu and only have 7.
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Can't uninstall Ubuntu and install Mint [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. I've "Mint" bootable CD. I just want to delete Ubuntu and Setup Mint. Firstly, I inserted my "Mint" disk and rebooted my PC. The installtion didn't start. Then I changed my ...
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Invalid or damaged bootable partition [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu from the Ubuntu website and copied it to a pen drive. On booting it I'm getting an error stating Invalid or damaged bootable partition. How can I resolve this problem?
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If I Boot From A USB Drive Will I still Be Able To Use My USB Drive For Other Things?

i want to try out ubuntu but i want to load it onto a USB drive first, if i do this can i still use my USB drive for other storage or will it become completely dedicated to running ubuntu?
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Ubuntu glitches up when i boot it

I recently installed Ubuntu on an old laptop of mine, and I am having some problems. I installed everything and followed the guide like it said, but, when I try to boot up from hard drive it displays ...
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Failed to load file, won't boot

I am a new user of Ubuntu and don't know much about computers. I have used Ubuntu for about 3 weeks now, everythings been fine, but I got this message today: microcode: failed to load file ...
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Booting Ubuntu Failure : error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in a Western Digital external hard drive (320GB). This is a complete installation, not a live USB. When I plug it in my HP desktop I go to the BIOS settings and boot off ...
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Does installing Ubuntu overwrite windows bootloader? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to boot Ubuntu using the Windows bootloader? So there's the question. I want to preserve my original Windows 7 Loader.
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Unable to find a medium containing a live file system with boot from iso

Unable to find a medium containing a live file system: reset/press Shift/c (command line) grub> insmod iso9660 grub> loopback l (hd0,6)/lubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso grub> set root=(l) grub> ...
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Grub rescue after installing Ubuntu from USB

I have Windows 7 installed in my internal HDD and wanted to try out Ubuntu so I have an USB to put Ubuntu LiveUSB on and installed Ubuntu on a external HDD and everything worked out fine. Now the ...
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Blinking cursor on boot after upgrade

I have a blank screen with only a blinking cursor after upgrade via deselect responds to nothing! Have tried options F2, still zip on reboot . What do I do?
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes after boot

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 but I am having a hard time. First, tried from WUBI (Windows installer), all went fine, dual-boot worked, but as soon as Ubuntu boots, it freezes - even before the ...
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boot problem with ubuntu and windows 8

i have a hp dv6 system. on which i was having the windows 8 installed. as i was interested in downloading the ubuntu 12.10 along with windows 8(not inside) .i have made separate partition in ubuntu ...