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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Can't apt-get anything

I'm trying to fix an almost full boot partition, but can't seem to get any apt-get action to run. Not sure how to fix this messy situation. # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Getting 14.04 to run in graphics mode on thinkpad 430s (after upgrade)

I have recently upgraded my Thinkpad430s from 12.10 -> 13.10 -> 14.04. After the upgrade to 13.10 I could not boot in graphics mode and in order to start the system I had to edit the grub entry to ...
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Black screen when installing Ubuntu

I cannot install Ubuntu from Windows 8 on my computer. It starts with a black screen which I can choose between 4 options. When I select install Ubuntu option, below image appears and Caps lock starts ...
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installing ubuntu in uefi will increase boot speed?

i came to know that uefi botting mode gives faster boots. so tell me weather ubuntu supports it ? if yes then how to install or enable uefi mode in ubuntu ? i have tried enabling uefi mode from ...
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Mount AUFS pooled volume on boot (persistent / permanent)

I have mounted aufs with the following command: sudo mount -t aufs -o br=/mnt/disk1=rw:/mnt/disk2=rw -o sum -o udba=reval -o create=pmfs none /mnt/virtual It seems tow ork as expected so far with ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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ubuntu doesn't boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-36-generic

I'm not able to boot with initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic and initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic - just drops into a busybox shell with the regular generic message. I though that was something kernel related ...
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NVidia driver, normal boot results in blank screen, recovery boot works fine

Ok, so, like many others I'm having a lot of trouble with NVidia drivers, in this case, the new 340.32 ones downloaded from here (http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html), but I've had these problems ...
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How do I make manjaro bootable in ubuntu 12.04?

I have ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to install manjaro linux. Whenever I use the ImageWriter, my pendrive does not mount. When I check it in gparted, I see that there is no partition table. I create ...
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Installing Ubuntu from flash drive but error says it can't find the CD-ROM

First, I've never tried installing any flavor of Linux before, so bear with me. I created a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer. I ran the Ubuntu installer, but it quickly errors out ...
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SMB/CIFS fail on boot after power outage. Ubuntu 14.04

The other night my breaker tripped and took out the power in my office. Upon reboot I found that my boot got hung up and it was saying "files/public/" would not mount so I was able to skip or enter ...
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I re-installed ubuntu 14.04 and it won't boot

I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04, and I can't get it to boot or do anything. I'm not even getting an error message, just the black screen with the flashing underscore. I don't have a Windows dual-boot set ...
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laptop restarting itself during ubuntu install (HELP?!)

I hope somebody can help me with my problem. Im trying to fix a laptop (Acer Travelmate 2350) for a friend after he got the blue screen of death running XP. Ive tried to install various different ...
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Long, slow boot time for Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, boot takes a long time. Attached is bootchart and dmesg log http://postimg.org/image/6nepau6fh/ dmesg text went over the character limit so I'm pasting a few time leaps: [...
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Ubuntu Trusty hangs at boot

Friday I installed upgrades, then shutdown my computer for the week-end. This morning (monday) my Ubuntu hangs at boot. The "loading dots" screen become a black screen, then nothing happens. If I ...
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How to boot from a usb-drive with ubuntu installed on it?

I'm using a macbook and am trying to use one usb-drive to install ubuntu onto another usb-drive and boot from that other usb-drive. I created an installationdisk for ubuntu 14.04, and then installed ...
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Booting From Usb From Ubuntu

I currently have the latest version of Ubuntu installed. I was wondering how do I boot from a USB with Ubunutu on it. This is with the intention of re-loading ubuntu onto my computer. At the moment I ...
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Ubuntu boot works with CD/DVD but not with USB

I decided to move from Windows to Ubuntu (I'm done playing World of Warcraft). The ISO I downloaded from Ubuntu webpage is working when I burn it to DVD and boot it whit my DVD ROM, but it doesn't ...
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Windows 8.1 boot option disappeared when selected logical installation 14.04

I made a bootable USB and tried to install 14.04 so that the new computer would be dual boot with Windows 8.1. After getting the WiFi working, in "Installation type" I first selected "Something else" ...
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Loading Ubuntu on new SSD

I'm about at the end of my rope. After several attempts to get a good download of 14.04.1 LTE, I'm now getting incredibly frustrated on the install. I can boot from DVD/USB just fine, but when I ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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bootable encrypted USB thumb drive

I know how to create a bootable Ubuntu install on a USB thumb drive. Now I'm trying to make it safer by encrypting it. I imagine that I'll need a bootable non encrypted partition, and and an ...
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Ubuntu live USB shows blinking cursor on boot [duplicate]

I decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu finally, but I experience a booting problem. I'm crating a live USB, restart PC and try to boot from USB. When I select to boot from USB, after that I am ...
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Ubuntu too slow in new laptop

I just bought an acer aspire E5-521-62DW - NX.MPQEB.001 It has 12Gb ram, 1 TB hdd, AMD A6-6310 processor (4 kernels, 4 threads), AMD Radeon R4 graphics. It takes more than 1 and a half minute to ...
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How can I get rid of “scanning for btrfs filesystems” at start-up?

When I start up my computer, it says: "scanning for btrfs filesystems". I do need the btrfs-tools, but my btrfs filesystems are on a removable disk which is disconnected at start-up. Scanning for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs on boot after starting CUPS

As I was trying to install an alternative keyboard layout I ended up deleting my /usr/share/X11/xkb/* folders. I tried to reinstall them with apt-get remove xkb-data && apt-get install xkb-...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). "Of course", my existing Ubuntu 14.04 (on /dev/sdb3) was therefore rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot ...
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How may I boot up 14.04 lts without having to worry about having a usb or cd inserted during startup?

I installed via a usb thumbdrive, and before doing so I had to change boot options to boot from usb. Now upon boot, im prompted at startup to choose an os to boot from usb or boot ubuntu(which isnt a ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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In what folders or files can services appear and start from

In Ubuntu, what folders or files are used to hold service files that can start at boot time. I know for example /etc/init.d is one folder which holds several service files. /etc/rc.local is a file ...
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AMD A10-6700 Support?

I cannot get Ubuntu installed on my new ASUS system. How do I find a list of AMD A10-6700 and Asus support issues? Specifically installation problems. Thanks
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a pre-installed windows 8.1 64-bit WITHOUT UEFI

I bought a new Toshiba with a pre-installed version of windows 8.1 64-bit. It happens that I need to install Ubuntu, but because of UEFI I'm not sure how to do it correctly. I'm trying to avoid ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04. initctl: Event failed

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.04 and it is failing. Then I tried to boot by going in 'recovery mode' and opting 'normal boot'. The error message I am getting is : initctl: Event failed Skipping ...
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Dual Boot with SSD and HDD Storage [closed]

I currently have a 1TB HDD setup to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I am purchasing a 256GB SSD and another 1TB HDD. My intentions are as follows: Setup the SSD as my dual boot device with Adobe ...
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Damaged GRUB 2 in my laptop

I have a genuine Windows 8 pre-installed on my laptop. I installed the Ubuntu in UEFI mode, using a live CD, but now the GRUB doesn't show, hence,not allowing me to boot to windows if I want to. It ...
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Boot and Shutdown Issues on Aspire E 11 model E3-111-C0WA

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and this was to be my learning project. I purchased an Aspire E11 model E3-111-C0WA (cheap and had 300GB hard drive) Used Linux Live USB Creator to create an install ...
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Booting from a USB on a PC Syslinux Boot Promt

I have a corrupted version of Windows 7 on my PC so I can't boot up anymore. I have all my data saved on a SSD so im not loosing anything. I thought this would be the perfect time to try Ubuntu. I ...
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GRUB Rescue no such partition PLEASE HELP

Im new here so "Hello guys" i know to much themes like this on this site. BUT i have realy big problem AND NOW i dont know how to fix it i getting this error when installing ubuntu 14.04. ( i have ...
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GRUB available, but can't boot (end_request: I/O error)

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on Asus S400 laptop that has /root at the 20Gb SSD drive. While /home directory is mounted onto the SSD drive, the directories are placed onto a 500Gb drive via symlinks. When I ...
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Desktop is empty after installation/first logon

I'm new with linux so I do not know a lot about it. I was just trying to Intall Ubuntu 14.04 on mu DELL DIMENSION E521. The installation worked perfectly fine.. no errors... After the computer ...
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Black Rectangle on booting 14.04 LTS covering Grub Options

Every time start my laptop the black rectangle appears and covers and hides all the boot options (like Ubuntu, Memtest, or any other OS installed on different partition of same Hard disk). Sometimes ...
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kernel / initd boot settings

I have 2 seperate harddrives in my pc, one with windows 7 (working) and one with ubuntu. I am unable to boot into ubuntu for some reason :/ I installed easyBCD to correct the windows bootmenu and used ...
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Recover Windows 7 boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have a HP dv6000 laptop which originally (5 years ago) came with Windows Vista. The 250 GB hard disk is divided in 3 parts. One partition carries only data (A: 140 GB). Other partirion has Windows ...
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Ubuntu installation confusion

I need to know what are the things that are required to successfully install Ubuntu on my PC alongside Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but every forum/site mentions ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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USB Boot Drive is not recognized from Windows computers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my 16GB PNY flash drive, to use as a boot disk for my laptop. Now, it is running ludicrously slow, no matter what, so I am trying to re-install Ubuntu, but when I plug my ...
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BOOTCHART : not creating the bootchart after reboot

Should not bootchart create the image file after I restarted the system? It is not happening so. WHat should I be doing?
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Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows *CANT BOOT INTO WINDOWS AT ALL

I've recently been stuck on ubuntu for a while now. I tried formatting and removing the partions but the only error i got was BOOTMGR was missing... Could someone give me some help?
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...