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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Why does 11.04 server fail to boot with 'can't find /sbin/init'?

I just restarted my server and now when I boot up one of my Ubuntu 11.04 Server instances I am greeted with errors. It doesn't boot up. I am pretty sure this is not a hardware error as I have other ...
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How can I replicate the LiveUSB boot-experience using GRUB2?

As far as I know, ubuntu live usb versions use syslinux as bootloader whereas, when installed, the default is GRUB2. This makes replicating the boot experience a bit more involved than just copying ...
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Why won't my dual-boot system start after being shut down for a few days?

I have windows7 & ubuntu, After several days in shudown position,My system is not booting now. I an not even getting grub for OS selection. I have important data in hard disc How to restore ...
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Ubuntu not booting from USB on laptop (no optical drive)

I'm using a Kingston 16GB USB, with the Unetbootin program. (I've tried both downloading the installation iso manually and adding it, or using the program to download.) I've tried creating the ...
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How do I correct items that are now upstart jobs but still have an entry in /etc/init.d?

How do I correct items that are now upstart jobs but still have an entry in /etc/init.d? I have an ubuntu 12.04 machine which complains in the boot.log file like: Since the script you are ...
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How to get verbose output on Ubuntu Server while booting?

There is no output form the init scripts on Ubuntu Server. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+bug/542666 Is there any workaround? Such as installing plymouth or anything else?
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Uninstallation trouble (Wubi windows 7)

I recently installed Ubuntu as a second boot option on my windows 7 system. I had a difficulty on boot Ubuntu so I tried to uninstall it through control panel. I couldn't find any ubuntu program on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 takes too long to boot

I've recently encountered the following error message: mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/3f7f5cd9d-6ea3-4da7-b5ec-**** on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No ...
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Installing windows after ubuntu is installed (need to create ntfs partition too)

I prefer Ubuntu to work on, but for some applications for school, I need windows. I've done some research and have a few problems: I only have one hard drive which is formatted as ext4, not ntfs. ...
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Problem with automatically booting

After upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 I am unable to get Ubuntu to automatically boot. Even when I set grub.cfg as follows: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true ...
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Ubuntu boots to terminal on start up

For a long time I've been unable to get updates due to a "repositories not found" error. Yesterday someone fixed this for me but after installing 94 days worth of updates my system wanted to restart. ...
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Setting nomodeset (VESA graphics mode) through GRUB shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set nomodeset for installation? I'm installing Ubuntu Desktop AMD64. I've previously done this on the same system with the Alternate iso install because it uses a ...
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Ubuntu boot is slower than Windows 7

One of the reasons I installed Ubuntu (Wubi installer) was for a supposedly quick boot time. My boot time with Windows 7 is about 20-25 seconds, while my boot with Ubuntu is 30-40. I judged the boot ...
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I formatted my Windows partition and Wubi is not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I format to my C partition(on Windows) and i can not reach to ubuntu(om my D partition) 12.04LST I formatted my windows partition and wubi is not working on my PC. How ...
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Installing Ubuntu along with windows 7 on shrunk partition

I am new to Ubuntu OS and ask Ubuntu community. First this is not a duplicate question. Actually this a question which is a summery of all solutions and questions were posted in this community, ...
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Windows 7 not loading from Grub, Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot

I have the results of my boot script run here: Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012] ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== ...
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Having tried differen ways but none worked - How do I disable a service from auto-start at boot in Ubuntu?

This really doesn't make sense. I've been using many other distros and never had such difficulty managing autostart services. I found three ways of disabling autostart services, and none of them ...
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20 to 40 seconds pause during the boot on 12.04

I've just installed new ASRock B75M-ITX Mainboard and fresh Ubuntu 12.04 on it. During the boot, there is a 20 to 40 seconds pause when goa-daemon is starting (/var/log/syslog): Jul 7 11:13:28 ...
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WUBI Ubuntu 12.04 boot, No kernel, GNU Grub, nothing works

Yesterday my Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) system was working completely fine. But today when I tried to boot I was brought to a GNU GRUB screen. Typing boot yields no kernel specified or something along those ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 black screen during boot

I'm using Ubuntu as the only operating system since two years. In the first Ubuntu versions I had seen my BIOS screen and the boot screens. Actually im using Ubuntu 12.04 and my screen stays black ...
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But after I restarted the system and logged in, my screen went blank except for the cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday. I installed it from a Live CD. All went well as per the ...
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12.04 installation started to black screen during boot today [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? NOTE: Most of this question is now irrelevant. UPDATE 3 summarizes the problem as it stands. I've ...
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How do I disable ACPI when booting?

When I tried to install Ubuntu from the live CD start menu, the screen became black with just a blinking cursor. I rebooted the PC and I chose the option acpi=off. Then the installer started and ...
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windows system (bootloader) partition accidently deleted during multiple installs

After experimenting with multiple variations of backtrack and xbmcbuntu variations of Ubuntu with dual boot successfully, my windows partition became unrecognizable to grub. I used my windows boot CD ...
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Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?

Hey guys I'm a new linux user, I figured it would be the best for the laptop I just purchased because it's said to be faster than Windows 7. I'm currently dual-booting with Windows 7 Professial and ...
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12.04 LTS boot hangs at “SP5100 TCO timer: mmio address 0xfec000f0 already in use”, didn't yesterday [closed]

Dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I went to reboot from Win to Ubu, and found a few interesting things. My POST screen is covered in blocks of epileptic colors until I hit GRUB, which ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't load - hangs at Busybox v1.18.5 / initramfs

I want to start by saying that I am very new with Linux (about 1 month using it). I have had no problems up until now. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a Toshiba laptop with 250 GB hard drive and 3 GB ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after installation

I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu next to my Windows 7 system. After I restarted my computer, it started Windows 7. I looked under Computer if I can start Ubuntu under Windows 7, but it ...
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How can I avoid having to manually type “sudo modprobe ndiswrapper” to initiate my usb wifi

I have installed ndiswrapper and the driver bcmwlhigh5.inf for my netgear usb wifi. After booting my wifi is always offline. I can activate it using the command sudo modprobe ndiswrapper the ...
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stuck in busybox after update

I should start out by saying that I am not very tech savvy and have done my best to understand what is going on here from reading other people's posts and have fumbled my way through several attempted ...
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“/dev/sda2 contains a file system with errors” at every boot, even after using fsck

I encounter the following messages at every boot: init: ureadahead main process (####) terminated with status 5 /dev/sda2 contains a file system with errors, check forced. The check always passes ...
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Dual Boot with Common shared space for storage folders

I want to install a dual boot, Ubuntu and Windows 7 but I want to be able to access my stored files, documents, music, pictures etc from either OS. I already have Ubuntu installed so if there's away ...
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I Lost My Boot Selection menu Screen

I recently had a problem I have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my laptop side-by-side. When I boot up my computer I am shown a boot screen to choose between Ubuntu and Windows. Then I formatted the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Faster boot, Hibernate & other questions

I've recently started exploring Ubuntu (my 1st distro). I fresh installed precise without a swap (4GB ram). The only issues are, slow boot (regardless of the swap) and instability after a few days ...
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How do I create a 12.04 LiveUSB for a non-PAE machine?

I'm trying to create a dual-boot laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 and some flavor of Windows (TBD). To do that, I need to do some work on partitions & install 12.04. To do that, I need to create a ...
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How to enter the terminal from the boot manager?

I have been using the Twinview dual monitor setup and recently had to take my laptop with me on a trip, and I foolishly disconnected it without changing anything in nvidia-settings. Now, I can't log ...
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Invalid system disc on boot

When I boot my laptop which has ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 I get a message "Invalid system disc Please replace the disc,then press any key" If on this command I press random keys my grub menu ...
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new 12.04 install grub hangs on first boot [duplicate]

On a new computer build, I installed 12.04 Desktop 64bit from a usb stick. When I rebooted, it hangs. It writes "Grub" on the upper left and then nothing else. The bios setup program has boot options ...
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Installation after boot shows no display

I just booted 12.04 for installation from USB-stick. But there is a problem with the display. After boot I see a rectangle on the lower left corner of the screen, after a while I see "Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How do I skip the Grub menu on a dual-boot system?

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and dual booting via Grub2. 99/100 times I will boot into Ubuntu. I want to speed up my time for booting into Ubuntu and really the Grub2 prompt is the part ...
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How do I get rid of the drive mount confirmation question for sshFS on boot?

With help from this site, I was able to set up an SSHFS connection between two computers on my LAN so that one auto mounts on the other at boot time. Everything works, but there is this annoying ...
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Boot time seems unusually long on MSI GX660R (bootchart included)

After upgrading (clean install) to Ubuntu 12.04, the speed issue when running programs has reduced on my MSI GX660R laptop. However, the boot time is still much longer (over a minute, even after BIOS) ...
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Why does my Live-USB fail to boot with “Syslinux…”?

I having trouble getting to boot from a Live USB pendrive explained in Ubuntu.com website. I downloaded various ISO images and only had success in booting from Live a CD or DVD. I've gotten newer ...
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I want to remove Ubuntu and reinstall Windows XP from CD

Ubuntu is working on the PC but I want to sell the PC with original Windows XP Professional Edition. I cannot boot the CD. Rebooting and selecting "Start from CD" always starts the installed Ubuntu. ...
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UBUNTU12.4(quantal) powerpc logon

I work with a thrift store and we have an APPLE g3 ibook(dual USB) donated with some version of ubuntu. I downloaded the 12.4 version and the system asks for a password and username in the first ...
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How can I restore my boot screen in ubuntu 12.04?

I installed Kubuntu on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation... big mistake! It has now changed my boot screen (boot prior to lightdm login screen) How can I restore this back to Ubuntu login? Nvidia ...
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I am having trouble booting 12.04 keyboard and little man in circle appears and then nothing

I have a new system (ASUS 990FX mother board, 2 western dig drives, 32 gb memory, an ASUS nvidia video card (GeForce GTX560), and an ASUS DVD Burner (24B1ST)) I am struggling to get the 12.04 cd to ...
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Machine check error while booting from USB

I put the last Ubuntu iso on my USB stick using UNetBootin, after formatting it to fat32. I've already done that before with other operating systems and it worked. I can't actually boot Ubuntu from ...
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Install Ubuntu from iso file using grub2

I have previous versions of Ubuntu, which includes grub2. I see on the Internet that, grub2 can boot from iso file, So, I booted Ubuntu from iso file, But whenever I tried to install, it gives an ...
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Unable to boot from new SSD after installing from USB

I'm using a new SSD with nothing on it. It's installed via USB drive, and boots from USB as well. While in Ubuntu I can see the SSD and other devices. When I install from the desktop (have tried from ...