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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Mounting via cifs or sshfs at boot depending on wifi SSID

I have a ubuntu home server 12.10 that is available over the internet for SSH connections. I also have my ubuntu laptop that I use at home and when on the road. What I would like is that during the ...
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GRUB not giving any options on partition laptop

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 this morning some free space I had partitioned on my Win7 Laptop. Since then it will only boot into Ubuntu. From all the other posts I've seen it appears to usually be the ...
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My installation doesn't work

I downloaded the ISO file and burnt it on a dvd using a iso burner (which extracted the files from the iso and burnt them as though the cd was the iso) and now popped it into the computer, rebooted ...
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corrupted sudoers file, Ubuntu 12.04

My /etc/sudoers file is somehow corrupted and all the users who have sudo privileges are unable to execute ANY command with sudo prefix to the command ! sudo: parse error in /etc/sudoers.d/README ...
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12.04 won't reboot following update

Dear Ubuntu community, I've installed LTS 12.04 recently as XP extented support ceased. I've used a CD for the installation as it seems my PC cannot boot from USB. After 2 weeks of enjoying Ubuntu, ...
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Trying desperately to switch from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.04

My son has a laptop that I installed Ubuntu on as dual boot. The other OS is Windows XP, that runs perfectly and has for some time now. I had a hard drive, installed it, installed Windows XP (SP2) on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer Aspire V3-772 quit on me

I have bought a new Acer Aspire V3 laptop yesterday, which I wanted to have running with Ubuntu. So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from DVD which worked fine for me until this noon. I tried to shut it down ...
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Installation of ubuntu 12.04 from pen drive

I made the pen drive bootable by using following link http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ But after installation is finished successfully. It is telling unable to ...
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Should I create the Reserved BIOS boot area partition?

I have Asus N550JV with Windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual boot setup. I am not familiar with turning off "fast boot", disabling "secure boot" and enabling "launch CSM". ...
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System does not boot, just a black screen after uninstalling/removing smth

04 doesnt boot anymore. It starts up normally, BIOS works, but I don't see the Ubuntu-Logo or the Login Screen, just a lighted black screen. No Error or smth is displayed. The system doesnt react to ...
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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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“Try Ubuntu” as default startup?

I installed the 64bit version Trusty Tahr to an USB stick with lili. Everything went fine and so far I am happy with the setup, just I would like to prevent the system to ask for installation after ...
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Screen flashing black just after booting

I've just been noticing, after updating to Ubuntu 14.04 that my screen flashes black at the log in screen. only for a quick second - but kinda weird seeing as it hadn't happened before. It only ever ...
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Windows hard drive won't boot

I am a Windows 7 64-bit user and decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate hard drive. Everything went perfectly until I wanted to boot Windows again. I was not able to do it even though I entered ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 dual boot [duplicate]

i wanted to ask How to install Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot . i have windows 8.1 pre-installed and i downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 and i want to dual boot them . please tell me how do i do that. please do ...
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How do I prevent one of my partitions messing with Lubuntu Grub entries?

I recently deleted my Windows XP partition in my dual boot machine (Lubuntu/Windows XP), replacing it with Bhodi Linux. Everything went smoothly, but now I have a problem: Bodhi Linux is messing with ...
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ldap client causes boot to be very slow on 13.10, causes hang on 14.04

I have successfully configured ubuntu as an ldap client following the howtos found on this site. i do the following. 1) apt-get install libpam-ldap nscd 2) configure ldap-auth-config 3) change ...
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[drm:intel_dp_start_link_train], too many voltage retries, give up

Upon startup in Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus Ux32vd laptop, I get the following error: "[drm:intel_dp_start_link_train], too many voltage retries, give up" The computer boots fine otherwise, but I ...
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How do I create a multi-bootable SD card?

I am looking to make a backup & rescue micro-SD card for Microsoft Surface Pro 2 which has a micro-SD slot built-in. I probably won't be able to choose just one solution to use as a rescue disk, ...
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Cannot set other resolution at VirtualBox guest: Elementary OS

I've installed VirtualBox and also the extras that are posted here in other questions. But I haven't managed to set a higher resolution. The only ones that are available are: 1024x768 800x600 As ...
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14.04 Install disk not booting properly

Whether I use a USB or a DVD, the install program goes directly to an Ubuntu desktop with no mouse. So I added another mouse, but there are no programs, save for Accessibility, Network information, ...
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Issues while installing Ubuntu 14.04 on HP laptop nx 5000

I need some help. The installation went fine but when restarted I get the following message Serious error were found while checking the disk drive for /. I select option M for manual recovery and ...
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Accidently deleted my /etc/default folder

I Accidently deleted my /etc/default folder. Now my computer wont boot. Its running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Upon boot it says, Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be ...
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How do I create an EFI-bootable ISO of a customized version of Ubuntu?

I have created an own Ubuntu distribution that I want to boot (from a USB) on my MAC. When using the standard 64bit-Ubuntu-iso from the Ubuntu website, it boots. However, when doing the exact same ...
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“radeon: ring 0 test failed” on boot ubuntu 14.04

As the title says, booting will occasionally give me an error saying something along the lines of "radeon: ring 0 test failed" followed by "radeon: disabling GPU acceleration" and then freeze right ...
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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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Non bootable iMac what Ubuntu can I use to use as startup DVD [duplicate]

When I start my iMac I get the apple logo and the swirling gear then it freezes in this position. I have tried Command-R during startup---it can't find recovery partition Press Shift during startup ...
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Black screen, can't log on [duplicate]

I downloaded and installed the latest version of Ubuntu the other day. I rebooted after the install. Got the four dots okay but then instead of getting the logon screen, the screen went black. I have ...
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mdadm warning (system unbootable) from update-initramfs, mkconf's suggested fix seems inconsistent with mdadm's description of problem

Summary: update-initramfs says system unbootable, message points to mkconf which suggests rewrite to mdadm.conf that would appear to break the RAID, system up (for now) but next reboot may kill it, ...
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Boot after 14.04 installation fails because of missing /tmp

We have a an institution-wide installation of Ubuntu (previously 12.04) that is installed from network and uses a custom installer config for selecting the necessary packages and setting up LDAP ...
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Disabling the grub recovery mode programatically

I need to be able to update the grub config to remove the recovery mode boot option, programmatically. I got the initial info for how to do this (manually) from this question/answer: How to disable ...
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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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Text gets displayed during boot after Nvidia installtion [duplicate]

After installing latest nvidia drivers from xorg edgers ppa, the boot screen ( where it shows ubuntu logo) displays background process as text. Is there any way to restore the default boot screen ...
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Opening live USB from GRUB prompt

While trying to upgrade to 14.04, in a series of unwise moves I ended up destroying my Ubuntu installation. So I used a live USB to mount my original disk drive and recover my files, before ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps booting to tty1

I was trying to install xdmx & the last thing that I did was deleting the ~/.XAuthority* files since I was getting error in locking authority file. On rebooting, I found myself on this screen. I ...
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Linux stops at “Switched to clocksource tsc” after fresh install of 14.04 — Setup or reinstall?

I've been looking forward to installing the latest greatest daily build of Ubuntu 14.04 into my 'new' X301 Lenovo, which seemed promising as the OS preview from live USB worked rather well. ...
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Help!!! Cannot boot any version after 10.04

My motherboard is ASRock B75M R2.0. Last time I used Ubuntu 12.04, but after jacking a broken HDD in my PC, Ubuntu stopped booting. Now no version after Ubuntu 10.04 boots in my PC. I've tried ...
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No Longer Able to Create Live USB

I've tried all of the suggestions I could find from forums and Q&A sites (like this one), but I am still not able to live boot Ubuntu 14.04 from USB. I am using a SanDisk Cruzer 32GB. I have ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 and 12.04 installation problem

I have used Ubuntu Server 12.04 from an USB-Drive on my NAS for some time but it got damaged so I bought an SSD-drive to replace it. I waited for the Ubuntu 14.04 release and installed that, ...
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Ubuntu booting error, stopped at loading ubuntu image

I have installed ubuntu latest version and i've been using the same installation for the two last months. But suddenly two days back looks like it had crashed and after restarting it's not booting ...
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Which features i can use while testing ubuntu?

Which features i can use while testing ubuntu (without installing)?I mean am i allowed to install third party softwares while testing it from a livecd or liveusb? Plz answer.
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How to Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8?

I have a HP Pavillion Sleekbook Touchsmart PC with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. I want to dual boot Windows 8(which came preloaded) with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are 4 partitions of the hard drive as ...
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Cannot boot off of USB Flash Drive to Install Ubuntu

UNetBootin tells me to reboot after it's done placing the contents on my flash drive. After I restart my PC, I press the DEL key to enter the BIOS. I then go to the Boot Menu and change the 1st Boot ...
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Can't run in GUI mode in newly installed 14.04 [closed]

I had been using Ubuntu 13.04 and I chose the upgrade option from the Ubuntu live CD and chose to keep the installed file as it is. The installation successfully completed with an error message saying ...
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Load Nvidia driver on boot

I Installed Nvidia manually, everything is ok, but Ubuntu starts and stop in low resolution ( during logo) When I seached for answers I came across this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual ...
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Upgraded my 32 bit machine with 64 bit live image of Ubuntu 14.04 by accident!

I just upgraded my 64 bit laptop successfully to Ubuntu 14.04 using a 64 bit live image and then upgraded my Desktop with the same 64 bit image forgetting that my desktop is a 32 bit machine. Now my ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot and boot-repair-disk doesn't solve the problem

The problem started with a little graphic problem and evolved to a Ubuntu 12.04 that doesn't boot. Instead, it led me to a command-like screen with the word Initramfs. After that I tried to fix it by ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on UEFI device from scratch

I've replaced my HDD by a SDD on my Zenbook Prime and am trying to install only Ubuntu 14.04. Before, I installed Ubuntu on the HDD which was already containing Windows 7, and everything worked great. ...
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Unable to access BIOS [closed]

I switched to Ubuntu a while back and over time entropy and inexperience lead to a bunch of redundant applications, a very messy directory tree and general slowness. I figured rather than upgrade to ...
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The volume “boot” has only 0 byte disk space remaining? [duplicate]

I am in Ubuntu 12.04. When I install the software updates with "Update Manager", there is a pop up dialog which tells me "The volume "boot" has only 0 byte disk space remaining" My current kernal in ...