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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Recover important boot files?

I deleted important boot files. How do i recover them. When i boot there is coming the error NTLDR missing. http://postimg.org/image/hj5fjdgyx/ i used the mashine in the beginning with two systems. ...
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Customizing Ubuntu to run from RAM only, within GRUB options

I'm interested in exactly this up, now let me explain what would like to do with this. I'm preparing to buy 32GB of RAM and already have Quad Core. My idea is to implement another option in GRUB that ...
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Unknown filesystem. grub rescue: file not found

I have 320GB HDD messed with Ububtu 10.04 and Windows Developers preview. I formated Windows partition and deleted the Linux boot folder from the disk, I thought it may help me to install newer ...
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Mouse and keyboard freezes in lightdm [closed]

After last system update (week ago) I noticed that my mouse and keyboard freezes after boot-up, in the lightdm login screen for 1-2 minutes, so I can't move pointer or type my password. Although, my ...
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Why does my computer only boot into Windows XP?

I installed Ubuntu from a usb, but when I rebooted my computer after the installer finished, my computer booted into Windows XP. I didn't see any menu for selecting the operating system during boot. ...
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“Jetty is not installed” on boot, and poweroff

Every time I boot, or poweroff (without quiet and splash params) I get a red massage saying "Jetty is not installed". What is Jetty, and why am I getting this?
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Ubuntu 12.04 GUI does not start on boot, hangs on purple loading screen with Ubuntu logo and five dots

It started like this: I wanted to install Adobe Reader (.bin file) via Terminal. After I created a folder for installation files and started the whole process I suddenly realized that I don't even ...
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expanding the current running operating system partition [duplicate]

I have dual booted my pc from windows to ubuntu 12.10v. I actually had done it by shrinking the 500GB volume to half a part to windows and half to ubuntu. Now I am facing an issue called low disk ...
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Install on Second Hard Drive with startup boot option?

In theory, what I want to do is very simple, but I've done some google research and read some posts on this site and I'm still confused. I want to keep win7 on my primary C:\ drive, and install ...
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grub does not update

I edit: /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/default/grub, but the terminal did not allow to update the Grub the code from the terminal: user@user-desktop:~$ sudo update-grub /etc/default/grub: 29: ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 bootloader doesn't start windows 7

I just installed ubuntu 11.10 alongside with Windows 7. Ubuntu starts and work fine. Instead, when i click on the last option: windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1) the bootloader reload itself and ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu/Mint

I'm posting this as a last resource I'm really frustrated with the a new laptop I bought few months ago because I am just unable to install Linux on it. It's an HP pavilion G4 1364. Short specs: Core ...
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How to find the boot option to select OS? [duplicate]

I am facing some problems after installing Ubuntu. My computer wants to reboot after installing Ubuntu, but after I restart it, Windows 8 boots automatically. I cannot find any boot option to select ...
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Grub doesn't recognize Windows after Ubuntu 12.10 installation

I've got a problem: After installing Ubuntu 12.10 grub doesn't recognize Windows 7 and I only can boot Ubuntu. I wrote the windows entry into the grub config, but it didn't start also. I don't know ...
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xubuntu 12.10 install to sdb, no grub

After asking here I deleted my entire ubuntu install and reinstalled xubuntu as per instructions here. I've partitioned 20gb root, 478gb home, 2gb swap, on sdb (a non-booting windowsXP is on sda). I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not start on MacBook Pro: Black screen

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Pro running OSX 10.8 (the laptop itself is brand new as of March 2013, if that tells you something about the model.) However, when I boot Ubuntu, I'm ...
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Ubuntu taking very long time to boot

So I've insalled Ubuntu 12.10 from a usb stick alongside with Windows. When I boot Ubuntu, it spends about 10 minutes in a purple screen, no cursor, no nothing, then it goes to a black screen but with ...
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How to properly update Grub in Hosted environment

I'm hoping to obtain some guidance to properly update Grub on a GoDaddy dedicated server, as my previous attempt has resulted in re-provisioning the server. If this were a local server, I think I ...
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when startup Dell Vostro 2520 ubuntu 12.04, directly goes to GNU BRUB screen

My laptop is Dell Vostro 2520 ubuntu with pre-installed 12.04 , when i push power button, it directly goes to GNU BRUB scree "GNU GRUB Version 1.99-21Ubuntu3.9", and there are some options: ubuntu ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Y500

I am totally unable to install any flavor of Linux on my lenovo Y500. TL;DR: with EFI on -> cannot even access installer with legacy - > installer runs fine, but installed OS never boots Long ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots into black blank screen

I installed Ubuntu server 12.04 about 2 weeks ago. It had been working well and running 24/7 until I accidentally restarted it yesterday. Shouldn't have been a problem, yet now it just sits at a black ...
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How to fix black screen of Ubuntu after I on my laptop?

I am using Compaq Pressario CQ40. While I was trying to fix the problem of touchpad, I opened up /etc/X11/xorg.conf and typed the commands: Section "InputClass" Identifier "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro without EFI interference?

I have a late 2011 macbook pro, that I bought in early 2012. Is it possible to cleanly install ubuntu without the irritating EFI mac 'shell' surrounding the install, making the mac boot sound and ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from the network?

Is there an easy way to boot ubuntu from network a.k.a. PXE? I would like to setup a PXE server, connect an old laptop (without cdrom nor working usb-boot-option) to the network and boot Ubuntu ...
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Unknown filesystem Grub rescue error [duplicate]

I use only ubuntu. When i turned on my laptop today, it says grub rescue. I tried ls command which returned me (hd0), (hd0,msdos5), (hd0,msdos1). I tried ls (hd0), ls (hd0,msdos5) and ls (hd0,msdos1). ...
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Why's ubuntu 12.10 so fast [duplicate]

I switched from windows to Ubuntu. There's a question in my mind regarding to boot up time of windows and Ubuntu (and many other Linux distros like Fedora,Linux Mint etc.). The question is "How come ...
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GRUB “no such partition error”

I have a dual booted Windows/Linux computer. Today when I turn it on, it says: error: no such partition. Grubrescue > What do I do?
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Mac boot from Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu installed on it (on a Live USB, it actually has Ubuntu installed on it), and it works seamlessly when I try to boot my PC from it. When I try to boot my mac (Mac Book ...
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Need to know what program is writing to the console on start, logout and shutdown

I would like to know what program is responsible for writing messages to the console during the start, logout and shutdown process. What I'm referring to is that black console that comes out and spews ...
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Problem with log in

I can not log in to my ubuntu 12.4, not even as a guest. Every time i try it push me back to log in screen. And it says something like "suitable mode for kernel not found" I just instal ubuntu few ...
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What is GRUB doing while it takes 9 minutes to start booting the kernel?

Lately (at least the last 2 time I turned the PC on) I noticed grub takes forever to boot. I timed almost 9 minutes between the bios messages go away and the kernel log appears on screen. The ...
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Bricked Dell after installing

I just created a disaster I would not have thought possible. I used a USB stick to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 560. The install went well, except that GRUB didn't ...
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Dell latitude doesn't get past Dell splash screen

I got this new Dell Latitude E6420, I installed ubuntu 12.10 which works fine except for one issue. After I press the power button it hangs at a Dell splash screen and doesn't do anything. If I press ...
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How to use Plop Boot Manager to boot from USB in Linux?

I failed to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, so I decide to make a fresh install of 12.10. My old computer doesn't support boot from usb, and its cd-rom is broken. I know Plop Boot Manager can make my ...
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Help fixing graphics card driver?

So I managed to fairly severely mess up my graphics card driver. I was trying to install OpenCL using instructions from here: ...
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How to boot from Live-USB?

I've followed every step on: "Create a USB stick on Windows" but after it says everything is succesful, I open Wubi, which is opened in arabic. I understand some of it, and continue to choose the ...
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12.04 installation failure -> failed to boot -> system showing grub rescue

I had initially installed 12.10 for some project related SCiM-m17n . Unfortunately scim-m17n was not working (raised in askubutu too) . I was advised by my client to install 12.04 where this is ...
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how to dual boot the ubuntu and windows 7 again?(after install ubuntu) [duplicate]

i have problem with dual booting windows and ubuntu... i had windows 7 then i installed ubuntu 12.4. ubuntu installed side by side windows and everything worked just fine.. then i decide to install ...
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How to boot a laptop from a DVD?

Just got a Lenovo laptop with free DOS installed on it. I followed instructions on Ubuntu site and downloaded ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386.iso file. I did burn the same to a DVD and trying to boot ...
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Windows missing from GRUB menu [duplicate]

When I turn on the computer, I can see the GRUB and boot into Ubuntu. But I can't boot into Windows because I don't see it in the GRUB. I have tried both boot-repair and sudo update-grub to no avail. ...
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fd0 error in ubuntu server 12.04 lts when trying to boot

I'm using a ubuntu server 12.04 lts hostbox with a virtual windows domain controller(KVM) on it. There was a recent power outage and ever since then, it will not boot normally. When I boot it up, I ...
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“Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /.” while booting [duplicate]

This is message I get when I turn laptop on, have tried various things but nothing helps. Not an IT wizard so basic instructions to help would be appreciated. Screen reads: Errors were found while ...
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Mounting UDF hard drive partition at boot

How do I get a UDF hard drive partition to mount at boot? From what I can figure, mountall runs before the udf module loads. Specifically: do PREREQ specifications in initramfs-tools hooks only ...
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Recover files from Ubuntu using Win 7, and repair start-up

About 4 months ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi onto my laptop to run alongside Windows 7. At start-up, I can select which OS I would like to use. Last night, I was working on two reports, and ...
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Add ro quiet splash to all entries

I have ubuntu and archlinux in my computer, the BOOT system (grub) is in ubuntu. When i update grub (grub-update) the ubuntu entry gets the ro-quite-splash line. However the arch entry, after de UUID ...
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Boot folder is full so cannot install updates. [duplicate]

Plenty of free disk space. How do I either free up space on boot or increase its size? Using release 12.10 (quantal) 64-bit Kernel Linux 3.5.0-26-generic. Thanks, Dave.
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Attempted downgrade from GRUB2 to GRUB; can't boot into ubuntu anymore

So I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and installed ubuntu 12.10 beside it. I kept the windows bootloader in the mbr at the advice if my tutorial (i used easyBCD to enable an option for ...
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Cannot boot laptop after I dropped it

I dropped my laptop (from a chair!) and now it does not boot. It shows me only the grub menu screen. Using the recovery mode it gave me: No init found.Try passing init=bootarg and prompted ...
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How to delete nomodeset from my grub file in order to boot normally?

How can I delete the option nomodeset in /etc/default/grub? Or, more precisely, how can I access a command line in order to delete the option? I have set it in my grub file trying to debug this bug. ...
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I can't log in into my PC, shows grub rescue instead

I have Windows 7, Windows8, and Ubuntu installed. Now, when I turn on my PC, it doesn't start and it shows "Grub rescue". All that I could find is my Linux partition where I can find the boot files ...