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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Ubuntu 11.04 not booting up

I try to boot up and get the following text on screen: The PostgreSQL server failed to start. Please check the log output: Starting Postfix Mail Transport Angen postfix speech-dispatcher disabled: ...
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Booting does not work

I recently had my ubuntu installed and I'm still learning the software. Today when I turned my computer on I get the screen this: Ubuntu with linux 3.2.0-38-generic Ubuntu with linux ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse no longer work after GRUB boot

My USB keyboard and mouse don't work when booting into Ubuntu 12.04. The keyboard is fine up until the boot loader (GRUB). I can select previous kernels or recovery mode. But regardless of the ...
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Grub2 is always asking which version to boot

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 after grub crashed and I landed in the rescue prompt. After a new clean install of 12.10 and running boot-repair from a liveCD (grub was still somehow damaged ...
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Sometimes get blank screen after grub

I'm having a problem with a new computer from here: http://www.dabs.com/products/zoostorm-value-pentium-dual-core-g840-6gb-ram-250gb-hdd-no-os-7XQL.html?refs=459610000&src=2 At first I installed ...
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Ubuntu wont install properly [duplicate]

I have successfully burned Ubuntu to a disc but when I go to boot it from the BIOS, I get this error: /casper/vmlinuz: file not found. The installation menu comes up but no matter what option I ...
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Installed 12.04 LTS onto external hard drive, will not boot [closed]

I went ahead and figured out how to install onto my external HDD using a CD to do it. The install went fine, and I made 3 partitions. One of 500mb, ext4, /boot. Another of about 200gb (wasn't sure how ...
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USB MULTIBOOT with GRUB and options [duplicate]

Is it possible to make an USB installer with the option of more than one release? I have a 16GB USB stick and I would like to have the choice to install either AMD64 or i386 or perhaps the option of ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freeze in the Ubuntu logo

I have brought a new computer with No Operating System with the intention of installing Ubuntu 12.10 and quite excited about it. New computer is a Zoostorm AMD A4 3300 Dual Core Despite trying with ...
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Deleting A non working version of Ubuntu from Kubuntu

I had Ubuntu 12.10 to replace Easy-Peasy, however some packages broke and the screen would come up blank after booting/BIOS, I installed a dual boot of Ubuntu 12.10 which works and switched to the KDE ...
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mount webdav fails on reboot

i've got a vhost running ubuntu 12.10. i installed davfs2 and edited my /etc/fstab file like the following: https://somedomain.de/webdav.php/somefolder/ /mnt/s02 davfs defaults 0 0 now mounting ...
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Boot a DRBL Live via pxe

I'm running a FOG server and added many hacks to my pxe menu but now I want to add DRBL Live but it doesn't work I tried that with this pxe configuration LABEL fog.drbl MENU PASSWD ...
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How to disable boot screen, just show the text output? [duplicate]

When I turn on my computer, it shows a purple screen that says 'Ubuntu' in the middle. Pressing the 'down' key hides it and shows a terminal. How do I make it show the terminal by default? I've looked ...
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Black Screen instead of passphrase screen (sda5_crypt)

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu removing Windows and every data from the drive. I chose the option to encrypt my disk pre-boot. When I boot Ubuntu out of GRUB, I get a black screen for a second or ...
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Can't run Ubuntu from USB

There is no option to run from USB, The menu shows grub 2.0 and the only options available are try without installing and install Ubuntu.The boot menu is UEFI and i'm using the 12.10 x64 version.
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Ubuntu live cd : black screen and blinking cursor

I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. I can get to the purple screen on the live cd but then, if I choose "Installing Ubuntu", I have a black screen with a cursor blinking (and nothing else ...
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Why LiveUSB wouldn't boot on Asus eeepc 1015cx netbook?

I'm creating a USB disk for Ubuntu by iso2usb and I can't boot. I choose USB disk from beginning and it says eject disk or another media and press any key to restart. No setup page, no nothing. How ...
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Ubuntu boot USB flash does not work

MY laptop is a Dell Inspiron 5520 with a sticker of Ubuntu on it. i have downloaded Ubuntu desktop 12.10 64-bit and made my Ubuntu bootable USB flash drive. I restarted my computer. It gave a black ...
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When installing Ubuntu onto USB drive, mount point differs from when launching with it

So I installed Ubuntu onto a USB flash drive (like actually installed it, not made a LiveUSB. I used an existing liveUSB to press install and put it on the other USB drive instead of that one). Now ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen until battery is removed and reinserted

I have a Toshiba laptop that was running Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and deleted Windows 8 in the install. Ubuntu worked fine until I shut the PC down. When I tried to start it again it ...
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Boot sequence not finding GRUB on 12.10 server install

I downloaded the 12.10 server ISO and used Linux Live USB to create a bootable stick. I used this stick to go through the install process. The target is a Lenova Q190. The install process seemed to ...
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How can I fix the missing /NST/AutoNeoGrub0.mbr error on Windows 8?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto my Windows 8 UEFI HP Pavilion g6 laptop. I installed ubuntu by clicking 'something else' in the installation window. I then made 4 partitions: /boot , / , /home and ...
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How to add Windows 7 to GRUB2?

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to dual boot it with Windows 7. Let me explain what did I do: There was only Ubuntu 12.04 on and I get it's image with clonezilla. Ubuntu was ...
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Stuck on USB Boot

I'm trying to "try" Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop and I installed 12.10 to a USB stick. I changed my boot preferences to boot to USB first. It boots from USB and I get a screen that says "SYSLINUX ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't boot after GRUB menu

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a Lenovo SL-510 laptop. Previously I had a boot issue which resulted in a blank purple screen, that was solved using boot-repair to reinstall GRUB. Right now it once ...
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TRY(hd0,0) NTFS5 error while booting Ubuntu installed as Wubi

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi installer. When I boot Ubuntu from boot menu then it shows the following and it sticks there forever: TRY(hd0,0) :NTFS5: What's the problem and how do I ...
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Fan error when booting in Ubuntu 12.04

Everything went normally, when yesterday night I was turning off my Thinkpad laptop. I did nothing special. Today, when I tried to start using it, all I get is an error message "Fan error" and ...
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Installation Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation (WM431EA)

How to install Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation? I need instruction what I need change in BIOS for installing Ubuntu on HP Z1. I tryed all combination with BIOS and Ubuntu (12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, ...
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Startup application entries cannot be added

I want a few apps like Synapse, Goldendict, etc to start up on boot, so I tried using the Startup manager and using the command of the apps found in usr/share/applications, then right ...
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Deleted Windows boot partition by mistake

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. Today, while trying to manually partition the drive for Linux install, I accidentally formatted the 100 MB System Reserved partition to ext4. Then, I ignored ...
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changing grub boot order

so i am triple booting Win 7 (yeah i know) Ubuntu and BT5 on my Dell Latitude e4300. it is on a single harddisc with a partition for each of the OS' as usual it is the last installed to be the first ...
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cannot upgrade linux kernel to newest version

My current kernel version shown by uname -r is: 3.5.0-17-generic. However, there are files related to newer version kernel 3.5.0-26 in /boot. So I want to upgrade the kernel to 3.5.0-26 by running: ...
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Unable to get the grub even after Boot-Repair is performed [duplicate]

I have hp pavillion sleekbook 14 with windows 8. I installed ubuntu only to find out that it cant be booted. I performed boot-repair as others in this forum have did. The boot-repair was successful. ...
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Booting Stuck at “Loading Initial Ram Disk…”

I just installed Ubuntu on my system. My system have UEFI. No secure boot enabled. I ran the installation DVD in EFI mode. After installation, everything works fine. But if I update the kernel or do ...
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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 ...