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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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No Background After Reboot

I Changed My Background With Image Of My Choice And When I Shut Down The Pc And Start It Again The Wallpaper Is Blank And I Have To Set That "My Image" As Background Again And Again.
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Laptop won't boot or enter BIOS after deleting partition in Windows 7

I dual boot my computer and later decided to delete one of the Ubuntu partitions while using Windows 7. After my computer hibernated and I tried restarting my ASUS laptop it stopped at the logo and ...
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Can Tutorial “Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04” Used for Dual Booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10?

I previously used this tutorial to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 perfectly. Now I have upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 8. And I would like to do a fresh install (and start all over again like ...
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Kernel panic after Ubuntu update. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot boot because: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! I updated Ubuntu and when I rebooted, it won't boot. I get a black screen with the error Kernel ...
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How to recover the Windows 7 partition in Ubuntu 12.04

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my machine, and after trying to mount and unmount a SD card, my Windows 7 "has hidden him self", When i power on the computer,i can enter the Grub and choose ...
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remove tty0 and mv boot log to serial console

I would like remove tty0 console. I'm using ubuntu in embedded system. I want remove any logs that show on display(tty0). Somebody can help me?
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After upgrading to Kubuntu 12.10, machine boots directly to Memtest86

I have upgraded a virtual machine running Kubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. After the upgrade completed, I can no longer boot into the OS. After POST, I see three "error: file not found." lines, and Memtest86+ ...
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Adding a GRUB2 background image and custom font

I am trying to use grub-customizer to add a custom background image and use the Ubuntu Condensed font. The preview looks fine: But when I actually boot up, I get a messed-up configuration. The ...
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HP Spectre XT screen dim (completely dark) on boot. Can this be fixed? [duplicate]

When my computer boots up, the LCD backlight is completely blank. I have to increase the brightness using the keys on my keyboard, and only then am I able to see the login screen. I'm not sure how ...
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Why I cannot find in /etc/inittab? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: where is inittab file? I have learned from the wikipedia that init is usually called by the kernel with an argument to specify the runlevel, in order to do different ...
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Deleted windows partition, now I can't get into Ubuntu

Back story: I installed ubuntu with wubi. I had windows on one NTFS partition, then I made a new NTFS partition in which I put wubi in and where My ubuntu OS was born. Eventually I moved /home into ...
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Screen blank ('no signal') after choice “try Ubuntu”

I made a live CD and booted it up and chose to "try Ubuntu". Some stuff happened and now my screen is just blank and my monitor says no signal. Whats happening? Is it installing or what? Its been ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 7

I cannot boot into windows 7 after trying to dual boot. Here's my BootInfo Summary from boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1392920 I'd appreciate some help in trying to get back into Windows. ...
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Help with dual boot, multi boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I am using a netbook preloaded with Windows 7 Starter. This worked fine. Then, In installed Ubuntu 10.4 and for a while, I could use BOTH Ubuntu and Windows as GRUB was automatically loaded with ...
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How to Display Text on PC Startup before Booting Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to know about the Boot file of Ubuntu. Like in Windows we have a boot.ini file, there must be a similar file in Ubuntu which would boot it. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 stopped during booting

Good morning, I'm very new to Ubuntu. I decided to change to Ububtu (12.10) for my old laptop (Compaq Presario R3000 with AMD Athlon XP 2800+) that previously used Windows XP. After the installation, ...
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Issues while booting from a non-live USB

I recently installed Ubuntu onto a 16GB flash-drive. I am not talking about a liveUSB, I mean I installed full Ubuntu onto the drive. My problem is that when I have tried booting from the device, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Help! Everything is incredibly slow

I installed 12.10 from usb onto this machine. Intel celeron 2.00 GHz 496MB RAM I had to modify GNU-Grub to read "nomodeset" or i could not see the GUI. I have an Nvidia graphics card. Takes about ...
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Why GRUB is missing after update?

I am running an alternate install of Ubuntu 11.10. I just ran the latest update which required a re-boot. When I rebooted, my desktop stops at the POST (Power on self test). My computer is set up ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.10 not sucessful in Samsung np100 notebook

After installation of Ubuntu 12.10 from USB made using the Startup Disk Creator, on new Samsung NP-N100S-E01IN notebook it does not boot. On booting the system just runs an update and stops with ...
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Can't get ubuntu on new laptop!

I just got a new laptop: the Asus VivoBook X2O2E, and for some reason, ubuntu's (12.10) not working. Whenever I install it, I choose "reboot now", and then it shows an error: cannot load windows and ...
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Ubuntu kernel can't read its own root partition, but LiveCDs can?

My / partition is unreadable from the hard drive install, but I just ran fsck on it and know it's clean. I can open it in Nautilus from the LiveCD but chrooting to it doesn't work! It [the chrooted ...
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Windows 7 not booting from Ubuntu 12.10 boot menu

Am having windows 7 in one hard drive. I installed Ubuntu in second hard drive. Am configured BIOS to boot second hard drive first (Ubuntu OS). and then i updated grub, so its shows windows 7 in the ...
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How to boot to Windows if grub is broken and BIOS won't open?

I recently accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition. When I rebooted the computer, I got the dreaded grub rescue> prompt. I thought, "simple fix, boot an ubuntu CD and add a new MBR". However, my ...
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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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How to write 2 iso file on one DVD

How to write ubuntu (iso) and super grub disk(iso) on one DVD? I want to boot them. Thanks
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 10.04 LTS after hibernation

I have a desktop which I installed Ubuntu 10.04. I hibernated the desktop and have been unable to boot Ubuntu since then. The (usb) keyboard seems deactivated and does not show any lights when I ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 12.04 Sony Vaio Serie E 2012 [closed]

My Sony Vaio Serie E, not start the BOOT. Ubuntu 12.04-LTS-amd64 (desktop) Serie: SVE14A25CXS Processor: Intel Core i5 (3 generation) Does anyone have any idea? Thank you very much.
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Dual booting 12.10 and Win 7 - boots directly to Win 7

and thank you kindly for you help! I'll preface this with saying that I realize this is a common problem, with lots of trouble-shooting guides available online; however, after multiple attempts with ...
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Unable to enter single-user (recovery) mode [closed]

I'm running Kubuntu 10.04 on an x86 machine, most updates applied. I need to get into single-user mode to install the latest nvidia drivers to support my new dual-display graphics card, but nothing ...
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Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have Samsung sf511 with Windows 7 Home preinstalled. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 last night. First I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 DVD iso and burned a DVD. I rebooted and changed the boot option to DVD and ...
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Ubuntu boot problem/unity failure

So here I am sitting in a big pile of muck...over the last 2 days things have just been going from bad to worse with version of Ubuntu 12.10. So 2 days ago I was fiddling around with kismet and ...
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After installing, Ubuntu does not start unless LiveUSB is inserted and defaults to 7

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I installed ubuntu through USB. After restarting,, however, nothing happens. 7 automatically loads without showing the OS selection screen. But when I insert the live ...
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What is wrong with my fstab?

trying to get a second drive to mount into /media/media folder: /dev/sda /media/media ext4 auto,exec,rw,user,async 0 0 but it is failing, causing me to skip. Using 12.04. Here is the full fstab ...
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/dev/mapper/vg00-root does not exist

Since I upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 server. I obtain the following error at boot. /dev/mapper/vg00-root does not exist I must use the recovery mode to manually do "vgchange -ay" to active my VG00. ...
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Boot off USB key without bios support

I installed Ubuntu onto a USB key using pendrivelinux.com. I need to boot off the pen drive now but the bios doesn't support this. I can still boot into Linux without X support ( broken X is one of ...
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Two different Ubuntu versions dual-boot problem

I have 2 Ubuntus installed: 12.04 and 6.10 After I installed the second one - 6.10, the first one (12.04) became invisible in grub. Then I booted from the 12.04 live cd and followed this ...
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There is no “Press Any key To Boot From CD Or DVD”!

I wrote the Ubuntu ISO on a CD and restarted my computer, but "Press Any key To Boot From CD Or DVD ... " didn't appear! What should I do? Is it because (I guess) the file maybe is corrupted? Because ...
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UEFI not letting met boot Ubuntu after installing it for first time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.10 UEFI Secure Boot install I am trying to install Ubuntu for the first time. I am using an USB stick. At partition I used one of the hdd's I had and created a ...
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Crash when booting system error no wubildr

erorr no wubildr then boot with red pix-elated screen after i log in it freezes and lines of code pop up. I think it may be a hex dump. what do I do? I have a fx 4100 and a radeon 6670 graphics card.
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12.10 on Elitebook 8560w w/ WUBI

I am trying dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my Elitebook 8560w via WUBI. Between Microsoft and HP they used up all my primary partitions so I decided WUBI was the best way to go. It all goes ...
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“hd0 out of disk” / “hd0 write error” (still boots)

I was doing a series of upgrades of my desktop which had 10.04, aiming for 12.04. Somewhere in the middle, GRUB began displaying "error: hd0 out of disk / press any key to continue", but the boot ...
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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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Login Screen Background

I changed the Login Screen Background picture using ubuntu-tweak. It worked! However, after a second reboot, the picture does not appear... well, it shows up for a mili-seconds, and after that the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS hangs at boot after trying to install sopcast

I tried to install SOP Cast last night (in order to watch a football/soccer game) which I thought required me to download & place the following files in my user/lib folder: libstdc++.s0.5 ...
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Computer won't boot

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 over my Windows 7 OS and a couple of errors appeared, I cannot remember what they said but, I tried rebooting and now when my computer starts it first shows the first ...
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Inconsistent Purple Screen After Boot

Ubuntu 12.10 - HP Pavilion g4 - AMD Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class Graphics After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I have encountered a random "purple screen after boot" issue. Here is the nature of the ...
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Slow reboot - understanding fsck and tune2fs

I'm having a problem with my web server: when it's been up for a long time, and then it goes down for some reason, it takes forever to boot. My workaround to this was to create a cron to reboot the ...
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Can't boot in Ubuntu after windows upgrade

After my lastest update for Ubuntu and Windows XP, I got a Grub error on booting the next day. ls lists the following (without () ): sd0 sd1, msdos sd2 sd5 sd6 When I tried to get into one with ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 live-usb won't boot

I own an Aleutia "Tango" low power PC. It uses a Intel Atom CPU N2800 @1.86GHz processor. I know there are Linux issues with the "Cedar Trail" graphics on this hardware but I can happily run Ubuntu ...