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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Unable to Boot Live CD to resize disk partition

I have a working version of 11.10 installed on VMware but I need to increase my disk space. I tried to boot from iso (on windows drive), but neither F2, F12 or ESC seem to work. I wanted to boot from ...
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What are these “unknown key 'BUS'” errors during boot?

I'm trying to optimize the boot process on my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop, and while analyzing the /var/log/boot.log file I found many unknown key 'BUS'.... How can I get rid of them? Here's the relevant ...
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Install ubuntu from usb when there is only win 8 on computer

Now there is only single win8 OS on my laptop. How I create usb with ubuntu installer, but after reboot win 8 with sytem repair and nothing ubout ubuntu installation. I have cheked BIOS settings: usb ...
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ATI Radeon HD7000 Series (Laptop) - Switch Mode Between ATI & Intel Integrated GPU. Stuck on Boot Screen On Intel GPU Selection Mode

Laptop Specs: HP Pavilion G6-2020SE GPUs 1) ATI HD7000 Series 2) Intel Integrated OS Installed: x) Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) i) ATI Graphics Card Drivers Installed From AMD website. Note: Graphics Card ...
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Network Card not initializing before startup programs.

I am using Ubuntu 12.4. I am using this machine to display a webpage. I have installed the MKISOK plug in for Fire Fox and set Fire Fox to open on start up. The issue I am running into is it seems ...
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Unable to boot from CD

I have just downloaded the Ubuntu file from the website and burned onto a cd. restarted my computer and got the computer to load from the CD drive but it sits on black screen for about 2 mins then ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot because of graphics problem

While booting my Ubuntu 12.04 I got an error telling my that my graphics is not identified and I have to identify it manually by modifying some configurations. And then it allows me the choose from ...
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fb: conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs EFI VGA - removing generic driver

Ubuntu fails to boot. (It was working fine for the last moth.) Selecting "recovery mode" shows the message: fb: conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs EFI VGA - removing generic driver However, ...
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Ubuntu hangs on purple screen after external HD install

I am running ubuntu 11 on my home desktop, which was dual booted with Windows 7, and all was working great. Today, I was trying to install Ubuntu 12 to an external USB hard drive. I put in my Ubuntu ...
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Can I use custom boot screens on 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the plymouth bootscreen? The question says it all really, but also can I use a video for the boot screen and if so how would I achieve this, what folder ...
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Fix grub2 after installing ubuntu 12.04

I've installed ubuntu 12.04, but after rebooting I get the message: GRUB loading: Welcome to GRUB! error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have ...
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Can't boot after install, PXE-E61 error on a Lenovo z570

I am so stumped and 2 days into trying get Ubuntu on this machine, Lenovo Z570. Initially installed 32-bit 12.04 and it worked fine except it only acknowledged 2.9GB RAM (should be 8NG), which is ...
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I lost the boot partition, what should I do? [closed]

Recently, I dualbooted windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, then I decided to be able to open the Windows 7 files from within Ubuntu. But I mounted the wrong partition and accidentally deleted it when I ...
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How does ubuntu live/install disc jack boot/BIOS?

When you put the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD/Install CD in and start the computer, instead of saying "Press any key to boot from disk.........." and going to hard drive boot upon no key press, which is what ...
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Why does updating Precise lead to bugs during boot?

I've experienced this problem every time (3 times now) I install Precise and run a dist-upgrade: when booting up, I get thrown a gfxmode error, followed by either a long blank screen with a single ...
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Ubuntu boot login prompt?

Recently restarted my computer after updates. I get pass grub and a login prompt with a black background came up to log in with a user name, password. After the login the prompt ...
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error; unknown filesystem grub rescue> [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I have a netbook with a dualboot for Windows7 and Ubuntu. I accidentally deleted the partition for Ubuntu then after I restart my ...
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Cannot boot: “No init found. Try passing init=bootarg”

After losing power, my machine rebooted to this error: “error: no init found. Try passing init=bootarg” Per similar threads on this site and others, I've tried booting from a CD and selecting ...
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Windows not booting in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I have dual Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my PC. I installed Ubuntu after Windows, and I have issues with GRUB. After installing Ubuntu, there was no boot loader in the start up, with an ...
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How to start GUI from command line?

I've installed the following version of ubuntu om my machine. ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso But when I switch on the computer, I get command line. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS COMP-1245 tty1 Once I ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu by USB [closed]

I have ubuntu on a Live Install USB flash drive. I plugged it in my computer and I made sure that my USB is selected as the first thing to load from BIOS. When I click boot from flash drive it ...
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“The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present” message on boot

After upgrading my Ubuntu machine from ver. 11.10 to 12.04, I get the following error and the machine stop working before any graphical environment: ** (plymouthd:357): WARNING **: Command line ...
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Why is ubuntu, or any OS for that matter, giving me a blank syslinux screen? (USB) [duplicate]

I'm getting a syslinux screen upon boot from USB, is there any way to avoid this? It's happening for any OS that I'm trying to install. The exact message is: SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright ...
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Which partition is the Ubuntu?

I am encrypting my entire Ubuntu partition with TrueCrypt, but I am not sure which one is the Ubuntu partition? I have dual boot Ubuntu with the other being Windows Vista which has basically no ...
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Ubuntu requiring USB stick to boot each time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB stick. When I shut down, to boot Ubuntu up again, I must boot from USB. How can I fix ...
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Gparted moved Linux partition — no longer boots

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OSX installed and Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to resize my Ubuntu partition, so I booted to a 10.04 liveCD and used GParted to "move/resize" my Ubuntu partition. ...
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Grub Problem, Boot-Repair not working

I am using a Wubi installation installed through Windows 7. I have lots of problem with grub and nothing is working. I have important files in the partition. I can boot through a live CD if necessary. ...
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12.04 does not boot from the disk after installation

Installed Ubuntu on HP xw4600 workstation using CD not USB. But after installation it does not boot from hard drive. During installation it showed: The entire disk will be used: ...
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get files off machine in recovery mode

I have a virtualbox VM that is broken. It won't boot normally. I don't want to bother trying to fix it but I do want to get some files off it that I need. If I hold down the shift key I can get to a ...
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Can't restart after shutdown?

I shut power off before my Ubuntu 12.04 had completely loaded and on power up I now get the following messages. udevd[146]: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/dm-1) failed: no such file or directory mount: ...
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Can't boot after kernel upgrade to 3.2.0-27 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've a new Dell Inspiron special edition with Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM and Ati Radeon HD 7730M. I'm ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu wit UEFI for better performance?

I am thinking about reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 on a freshly formatted disk with BIOS changed to UEFI on my Asus laptop. I hope, it can boost my bootup performance, but am not sure whether it is worth ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot from Gigaware USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed ubuntu to my 4GB Gigaware USB FAT32 using unetbootin on Windows 7. Than when I ...
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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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What key to press to get to the BIOS and change boot sequence on a Dell desktop?

What do I press to boot to the USB I just made? Is it F12 or F2 ? Because I pressed F12 in beginning but it did not work and just normally started Windows again. I have XP by the way.
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lost ubuntu partition

My Ubuntu crashed yesterday and after rebooting the grub rescue showed up. I've never used grub before but when I tried ls look like there are only Windows partitions there. grub> ls (memdisk) ...
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Xorg server configuration fail - no screens detected

I have a serious problem with Xorg server on ubuntu 12.04 (with nvidia 420M GT card). At home I am using an external monitor connected to my laptop's HDMI port - the external display is used as ...
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server 12.04 boot dhcp, can not find hard disk

I am trying to set up ubuntu server 12.04 LTS on my old Dell desktop for a LAMP home testing server. The install went fine, but when I start up, I do not see the the grub boot loader (which i ...
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Ubuntu Crashed, Now, how to load kernel in GNU GRUB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In GNU GRUB, I receive error: no loaded kernel. How do I load a kernel? I'm trying to load the kernel in 12.04's version of GUN GRUB. When I type boot I get the "no ...
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How to remove Windows from grub menu and boot straight to ubuntu?

I have removed Windows 7 using GParted, and want my computer to boot straight into Ubuntu, but I still get the dual boot screen, how can I fix this?
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bootable disk and application on one DVD?

I have a program I want to use that only runs on a Linux OS. I'm in the process of creating an Ubuntu bootable DVD so my Windows 7 computer can run the program. My question is can I also burn the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot issue after removing Kubuntu and resizing partition

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit installed on my desktop PC, and it was working fine until a short while ago. I tried to reboot into Ubuntu after removing a Kubuntu installation from my PC and resizing ...
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How to setup whole-disk encryption with dual boot on a MacBook Pro (generation 9,2 with 12.04)

I can install Ubuntu 12.04 on the MacBook when using the "noapic" kernel boot option, using the alternate amd64+mac image (from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ ). But after ...
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Use Ubuntu graphical desktop without monitor at boot

I have two computers: one running Windows XP and one running Ubuntu 12.04. They are connected to my monitor via a VGA switchbox. What I would like to do is be able to boot Ubuntu without a monitor, ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 12.04 on New Machine

I built a new system with the intent of using Ubuntu 12.04 as my primary OS, but I am unable to install it. Every time I boot, the splash screen with the options to try or install Ubuntu appears as it ...
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How do I get GNU Grub to stop beeping and allow me to select an option from the boot menu?

Recently, my laptop started displaying the message 'GRUB loading...' while emitting a really loud beeping sound (using the mute and volume adjustion keys had no effect), which always persists for a ...
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Error on boot 12.04

When I boot my Toshiba Tecra(nvidia) say no protocol specified(2x and ..) a lot of. Then appears the next message: xinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to X server: Resource temporarily ...
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Cannot get hidden GRUB2 menu to appear?

I have a dual boot (Ubuntu/Ubuntu) system and have configured GRUB2 to hide the boot menu unless I press the shift key (or another key). Here is my configuration in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 ...
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Upgrade-grub and boot-repair fails. Unable to boot one of my linux systems, is there a way around?

I have three Linux and two windows systems on one computer. After updating the kernel on one (archlinux) and running update-grub on the default (BIOS) boot disk (Xubuntu 12.04), the boot menu does ...
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Problem after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? After installing Ubuntu(Wubi), I selected reboot now. But after rebooting all I could see was a ...