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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Trouble installing Windows 7 via USB

I've spent the better part of two days trying to solve this problem, and still I'm coming up empty. I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on an ASUS laptop. I don't have an optical drive, so I'm ...
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Black Screen after grub - Ubuntu Server 14.04.4

I have a Fit-PC3 (specs here), but when I want to install Ubuntu Server (by choosing the first option given on the grub menu), a black screen appears only. I know this is a common issue, and I know I ...
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Ubuntu boot hangs

I'm using Ubuntu LTS12.04 and I'm having a serious issue. When I boot my computer, the Ubuntu starting screen (with the 5 dots) is loading, the dots are filling but then the process hangs (the 5 dots ...
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What is the diference between a normal boot and resume option after a recovery boot?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.5 server machine that hangs on boot, but if I choose recovery mode and then resume, everything's ok. Any clue?!
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Dual boot extend partition

I am really new to ubuntu, and I wanted to extend my dual boot Ubuntu partition, but there is no option to which I can extend it. I have run gparted, then I swapoff the linux-swap. I already have an ...
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Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 14.04 from windows7 [Dual Boot]. Without using windows 7 dvd for master boot fix [duplicate]

I have been searching for a while to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04. I will reinstall the fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 in another partition which I will be doing after few months till then I will use Windows 7. ...
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Installing ubuntu from customized live CD

So basically I modified an installation iso file. To be specific I added a kickstart file to it to automate the installation of ubuntu 14.04.1 i386, I modified the isolinux/txt.cfg file to make it use ...
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When booting, grub errors and goes directly into CLI

When I boot up, grub loads, but fires off an error about 6 or 7 times: error: failure reading sector 0xfc from 'hd1'. And repeat with other sectors. The problem is obvious, I don't have an hd1, ...
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Ubuntu refuses to boot with acpi_backlight=vendor

I bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series and dual booted Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. The brightness would not change, so I booted with kernel parameter acpi_backlight=vendor and it worked. I ...
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How do I retrieve my forgotten passpharase on my PPC server? [duplicate]

So recently I installed Ubuntu server on my Power PC mac mini. But, now it takes me through Yaboot and asks me to enter my passphrase so it can unlock the disk. I forgot my passphrase. Can I install ...
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Ubuntu Won't boot from Live CD 14.04.1

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 to help recover a bad hard drive on an old laptop. I downloaded it and burned it to a disc but it doesn't work. I get the little man in the circle, then word Ubuntu on a ...
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Badly installed Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I have decided to make a new partition of my HDD and then to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have already had Windows installed on another partition. I installed Ubuntu and the installation has been ...
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Kiosk type machine - Guess account good start

I have some public use PC's currently setup with 14.04 64bit using the guest account to automatically boot and login. It's working fine, but I'd like to make it even more restricted. Meaning I'd like ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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How to boot Ubuntu automatically?

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10. I have made one backup image with Clonezilla. The backup includes 2 partitions — one is /dev/sda1, where is the EFI (only the EFI folder from /boot/efi/EFI), and the ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a raw hard drive by a bootable USB stick

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and I replaced the original hard drive with a new 3TB hard drive (just got, never initialized). I try to install ubuntu by a bootable USB stick which I crated on my Mac When I ...
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How to install for the person that can't make sense of the how to page.

So I am trying to figure out how to use ubuntu for the first time. Zero linux experience. Unless you count using my android phone that came that way. Anyway I downloaded the desktop ubuntu. How do I ...
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can't make my usb drive bootable

i'm trying to burn an iso file into my usb drive. i've done this a number of times using 'dd' # dd if=file.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M i never had a problem with this; however this time when i apply ...
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Install grub2-efi bootloader to image after install and before RESTART

I want to install UBUNTU 14.04 on a USB3 32GB sandisk EXREME. I Disconnect internal HDD during install. No problem with install. I Boot installed flash drive on other PC ok My PC is HP DV7 and only ...
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Problems with Dual Boot om Packard Bell TE69BM

I want to install Ubuntu on a Packard Bell EasyNote TE 69 BM. Go into the bios and will change the Boot Mode but it is not possible. There's only one option UEFI and Secure Boot, I can not change. ...
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Issue creating bootable USB using dd command

It's a while that I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive with a Windows on it. I first tried with Unebootin unsuccessfully, I reckon the reason is the fact that the last version doesn't support any ...
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Hibernation error - Could not write byte: broken pipe

Suddenly, right after "turning on" my ubuntu 12.04 from hibernation, there was an error Could not write bytes:broken pipes which led to a black screen so I had to reboot. After rebooting, I got ...
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what is the use of Recovery Mode in Ubuntu

I am getting some problem in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Edition, It is getting hanged on log In screen. If I remove my network cable and restart the system it is coming but again when I connect the ...
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Unable to install14.04 on Toshiba Satellite L40D-B

Brand new Toshiba Satelitte L40D-B Model: PSKRGC-002001 Windows 8.1 pre installed 64 bit AMD A6-6310 APU AMD Radeon R4 Graphics RAM: 6144 MB Clock: 1.80 Ghz HDD Toshiba 686 GB Bios 1.00 English Trying ...
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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failed to mount Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop have a windows 7 installed ...works fine for the few first week until I have a problem of " read only file system " it was self fixed by restarting and ...
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old Dell is giving me “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” when booting from usb

I got Dell Inspiron 5150 and I cannot make wireless work under Windows XP so I thought I try linux - I got ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso image handy so I put in on my usb stick using ...
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need help to boot linux ubuntu onto a clean laptop [duplicate]

I've been strugging to install Ubuntu onto an Intel core i3 aspire e1-571. I have moved boot language to legacy as well as created both the boot disk and the run usb file. The errors I keep seeing ...
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Can not boot after 14.04 to 14.04.1 update, but recovery boot works

Recovery is the only way I can boot as ubuntu is my only os, I can reinstall, but would rather not. I do not see the point in reinstalling the same os, to get the same issues. whenever I boot up or ...
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Computer slowed down very much [closed]

I had a dualboot xubuntu/windows 7 running. Yesterday my Laptop suddenly got very slow (tried both OS, both very slow in opening applications, booting up and loading web pages). I run the memory test ...
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Cannot boot into the bootable USB stick on Lenovo G470 [duplicate]

I want to help my sister to move from Windows 7 to Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I boot the computer into the bootable USB stick, it just show me : ------------------------------------------------↓ ...
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Lubuntu 14.04.1 Fresh Install Won't Boot: runaway loop, USB

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1. I tried to boot into it several times, waiting >4 minutes each time, and saw only a fat blinking cursor in the upper left. I chrooted into the OS from a ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu installer from hard drive partition?

I would like to prepare something like recovery partition on the PC hard drive. Such recovery partition should contain only Ubuntu installer, nothing more. It also should be bootable in any way, even ...
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Can't enter BIOS settings after installing Ubuntu (Samsung NP300E5S)

I've Samsung (NP300E5S-01IN) laptop, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it and now I want to install Windows 8.1 on another partition but whenever I press "F2" key to Enter BIOS settings. it brings me to ...
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Can't boot on Windows 8, with triple boot

For the second time, ubuntu replace, again, my windows 8. Ubuntu replace the boot of windows 8 with his evil grub, so i can't boot in windows 8. When i try to boot in windows 8, he reload grub. :@ So ...
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Cannot fix grub after running boot repair

Any help is appreciated. I've been trying to fix this for a couple days now. Trying to dual boot win8 and ubuntu on an HP envy(15-j1063cl). Whenever I boot my computer I get the "grub rescue" screen. ...
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Encrypted drive (full disk encryption) gone after upgrade to 14.04

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have just done an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, then I rebooted the machine and now the drive/partition is gone, so it boots into memtest. The drive was encrypted during ...
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Speeding up boot time

I'm setting up a PC in the living room for Steam Big Picture (a "media center" version of Steam, which can also stream videogames from another computer on the local network). All the computer has to ...
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Windows not booting after boot-repair

My laptop had Ubuntu pre-installed in it. I installed Windows 7 from USB by following the steps from How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? Windows booted fine before I ran ...
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Cant boot up from an external source anymore , please help…(Totally a different sceenario from the usual cases )

Am a Ubuntu user and quiet good with it, have been using it for like a year. I bought a Packard Bell EasyNote TE laptop , which had Windows 8.1 , I then installed Ubuntu 14.04 using the whole HDD, ...
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Having /Boot Partition trouble

I'm trying to switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7, mainly due to compatibility issues. I'm having trouble doing so however. Whenever I start up my computer it says, I have "0 bytes" left in my /boot ...
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Built kernel won't boot, missing AHCI driver?

I need to apply a kernel patch and so I set about building a kernel. First I fetched the source and build dependencies with # apt-get source linux-image-`uname -r` # apt-get build-dep ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not Boot with AMD RadeonHD 7990 Card

I have been using Ubuntu for a while but not very good in terminal commands or solving issues. I have a problem with booting up when I attach my GPU, where grub freezes to a black screen. If detach ...
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I want to boot directly to my UBUNTU OS without chosing on GRUB menu [duplicate]

Firstly, I have my Vista OS, then I wanna use UBUNTU only, so I install Ubuntu succesfull replace to Vista OS. after that I can't boot to Ubuntu but I still see Boot WIndows menu with ERROR. I tried ...
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message disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present even after trying various options

I have tried the advice here: Puny geek including the last amendments. and here Askubuntu including the advice further down for 14.04 I am running Xubuntu 14.04 on an older system. I just upgraded ...
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Keyboard is not working in GRUB menu

My Laptop key is not working in GRUB menu. I don't have a dual-boot or USB keyboard attached. I have searched : here , here or here but all the options are either for Dual boot system or for ...
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setting of GRUB for two Linux distributions installed to two separate hard disks

I installed a second hard disk to my laptop so that I can test on new Linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed Linux Mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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New install of 14.04 LTS on Macbook Pro (triple boot) won't boot after install

I got my Macbook Pro 2009 to successfully dual boot to Windows 7 and Yosemite. I installed Mint and it wouldn't boot so then I tried Ubuntu LTS. When I boot up and select Ubuntu in Refind, it hangs ...
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Cairo-Dock crashed my Unity desktop, is this possible?

I'm still new to using Ubuntu and learning more and more each day. The other day I formatted my hard drive and wiped the Windows 8 partition (never use it) and re-installed my Ubuntu install to start ...