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 12.04 does not boot after installation

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 by replacing my Windows installation. Everything worked perfectly. Then it asked me to restart. I did, but it does not go into a selection menu or start up menu. The screen is ...
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disks not ready in array causes mdadm to force initramfs shell

Okay, this is starting to get pretty frustrating. I've read most of the other answers on this site that have anything to do with this issue but I'm still not getting anywhere. I have a RAID 6 array ...
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Boot path not found, cannot start OS

My desktop is 12.04 64bit, and it cannot boot from the hard drive anymore. When I attempt to it just is stuck on a blank screen with an blinking dash, and nothing happens. I checked with the bios ...
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Unable to boot into Windows after installing Ubuntu, how to fix?

I First Installed Windows 8 And Then I Installed Ubuntu 12.10. Now I`m Unable To Boot Windows 8. How To Fix This Grub?
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No gui after upgraded to ubuntu 10.04

i've upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 , after reboot it is displaying command prompt,gui is not displaying sudo update-grub sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
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What is the easiest way to host a CD-ROM drive or ISO through a network (for booting/install)

So this is something ive wanted to learn (Network booting) but It seems everytime I look it up, there is something unnecessarily complex or its just obscure, So I figure id post it here and try to ...
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Can i emulate a CD-ROM through a USB cable to another computer?

So I was wondering if anyone out there knew a way to do something like the following 1. Mount ISO/DVD on Host 2. share through a USB connection: Making the client think the USB connection is a native ...
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How can I install Ubuntu in dual-boot with Windows on a ASUS S200E with UEFI?

I've installed Ubuntu on an ASUS S200E, but after the installation I'm no longer able to run either Ubuntu or Windows 8. This is the boot-repair log I've got, here you can find all the info: ...
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My Ubuntu 12.10 does not startup to GUI

When I switch on my Laptop and chose Ubuntu to start it up. I am stuck with console only asking me for my username then for my password. I do not know what had happened to my Ubuntu, last thing I ...
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Installation with WUBI is asking to boot from live CD?

I installed 12.04 with WUBI along side my Windows 7, When I did a reboot, there is a choice to choose between "windows" & "ubuntu", but when I selected ubuntu, WUBI doesn't seem to read the ...
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How to install wubi alongside Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system So, I tried to install wubi alongside my Windows 8. I did all the steps shown in the tutorial. ...
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PowerBook displays “Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed!” and stops booting

I have an old PowerBook G4 that worked (more or less) fine with a previous installation of Ubuntu Desktop 12.04. A few days ago I decided to install Ubuntu Server instead, and got a copy of Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't fully load

I want to try Ubuntu from my 16GB stick without ditching Windows 7 just yet. Everything boots up fine, I get the spash screen, I get the question screen (Try Ubuntu or install). I select try ubuntu ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu after remove failed data disk (system on different disk)

Our Ubuntu server has four hard disks, but we didn't make them a RAID. Yesterday, one of the disk was reported to be failing, and this disk was /dev/sdb and was mounted as /data (was used to store ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.10 with ATI HD6450G

I'm having problems booting the new ubuntu in my laptop, it stucks on the loading screen. I think may be my Graphic Card (an ATi HD6450G). I can't find the alternate installation , someone can help ...
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ubuntu missing dual boot

I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Now Ubuntu is missing after Windows checked /tmp for errors. Windows boots fine, but Ubuntu boots to a grub prompt. I looked in the \ubuntu\disks\ ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not recognized after installing Windows 8

I used to dual boot Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell XPS 15, now I installed Windows 8 Pro and now Ubuntu does not appear during Boot. There was a similar question asked in some other forum and ...
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Download problems

I have Ubuntu with kernel 3.0.0-19.33-generic. The system crashed after an upload. It opens to a white screen now. I get an error report (error 2, No such directory or file). I have tried to install ...
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12.10 Weird graphical artifacts

Installed 12.10 everything went well, until after I login. I get weird graphical artifacts and can't do anything. The plus side is that I still have Windows 7 running well. I am extremely new to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 wont boot

im new to using Ubuntu and just bought a HP Pavilion g6-2240sa with windows 8 pre installed. I made a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it and installed alsongside windows, for 2 days it worked fine, I got ...
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Boot manager is showing \Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr is missing or contains error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 version using windows installer option along with windows 8. After ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 12.10 after installing latest amd catalyst drivers

I started using linux about a week ago and chose ubuntu 12.10 to start out with. I ran it dual boot with windows 7. Played with it for about a week and everything was going great then I loaded up ...
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Boot Problem in Asus EEE PC 1015CX

I am a newbie to Linux world, although I have previously worked on Ubuntu 11.04 for daily use (Net Access and simple recordings using Audacity). I am not sure, at what level I stand as a newbie. I ...
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Laptop does not boot from usb memory at all

I put USB in the boot order first and I tried to select it from the boot menu, but it boots only from hdd every time. I have an USB3 stick 32 GB and created t a bootable stick with startup disk ...
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I can't boot into Ubuntu “Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: No ang0” Error Message

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7. It was working fine but now when I try to boot with ubuntu after the operating system choice screen I get this. Boot Error Message Try ...
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I changed boot sequence but computer still boots to windows

I put the Ubuntu .iso file onto a USB drive. I went into BIOS. I changed the boot sequence to put "removable device" first. I did everything the page asked me to do, but the computer did not seem to ...
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12.10 won't boot

I have just installed 12.10 on an external HD alongside 12.04 but when I boot it defaults to 12.04. When I press f12 to change the boot sequence it defaults to the external HD but only allows me to ...
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Starting Linux in text mode using Grub2

For Virtual Machines I create, as well as on old computers I use, I'd like to turn off gdm/lightdm in order to get better performance. I don't like to boot into single user mode ("linux single") ...
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kernel panic - not able to boot into recovery too [closed]

I installed additional drivers for ATI and Ubuntu Tweak and after some time, I shutdown the laptop and after that, when I tried to turn it on it gives me kernel panic. I am not able to boot into ...
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X : conditional xorg.conf file during startup

I've got a computer which I use at a couple of different sites, and I've got differen monitors at those sites. What I've done is that I've ceated different xorg.conf files for each of these sites. ...
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How to fix GRUB on dualboot with Windows7 and Ubuntu?

I am a relatively recent user of Linux. I had several releases of Ubuntu installed on my laptop working in dual-boot and never had any issues. Recently, I installed openSUSE because I thought it ...
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Dual boot w/ windows 7 [duplicate]

So my PC had windows XP and Win 7 on it and I went into the XP partition and installed Ubuntu 12.10 over it being sure to use 90% of the XP partition for the / mount and 10% for the swap. It installed ...
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Distorted graphics on start up

So I am using dual monitors and every time I boot up my machine after entering my password to login, both screens show distorted graphics which eventually go away. I am on Ubuntu 12.10 the OS type is ...
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Fixing Windows7 Bootmgr

I made my laptop Dell XPS 15z dual boot with Ubuntu last year, and something went wrong & BOOTMGR of my windows got fried. I couldn't fix it that time. And I kept using Ubuntu. I don't even ...
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Boot problem with 12.10 from DVD

I'm a Ubuntu newbie and I did a search on this problem without any luck but I do think that it might be a simple one. I created a ISO boot DVD and at the start it looks like it works perfectly as I ...
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Windows bootloader appears instead of GRUB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? For the first time I have installed Ubuntu onto an old Windows 2000 system we have at work. I ...
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boot menu in aspire one 725

can you tell me how to enter boot menu on startup so I can install ubuntu 12.10 on aspire there is a grub menu and kernel installed but my skills are not good enough to do anything with it
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Problem booting Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu over a previous Windows 7 installation using wubi. Once the boot manager asks for which operating system I want I click on Linux, but a message comes up that says: (Taken from ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing Windows 8 [closed]

Ubuntu wont boot up after I installed Windows 8. I get this error: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your windows ...
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Cant boot ubuntu 12.10 from LiveCD [closed]

I had Ubuntu installed for a few weeks now until it had a kernel update and I canceled the WiFi driver because it didn't work, since then I wasn't able to boot into Ubuntu. I tried to boot from ...
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ubuntu boot confirmation

i wanna know is it possible to disable ubuntu for boot selection on start up, because sometime after reset (usually on power loss) it needs to be confirmed, I would like to make ubuntu to boot ALWAYS ...
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I can't display any linux right anymore after starting to use a new video card on my pc -hd 6570-

I'm running windows 8 right now. everything looks and works quite fine and my new video card runs the games nicely. I was able to install ubuntu before I started using my new video card I decided to ...
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cannot boot Ubuntu after removing packages?

I have problem now with booting into Ubuntu because I removed some packages from package manager and its dependencies by mistake. After I saw desktop removing applications one by one and the theme ...
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I get a command prompt instead of login screen when I boot ubuntu

Is that normal? I am currently (trying to) use 12.10.
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How to change default boot disk and skip the Grub screen?

I probably did something really stupid. My primary hard drive on my laptop was getting full so I decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 on an external hard drive. When I have the hard drive plugged in, I ...
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Auto-mount filesystems on boot fails (12.10)

I have a Compaq HP 8200 slim desktop running 12.10 with encrypted partitions (set up with the text-based installer). Everything's working fine, except... When I boot the computer, my /boot and ...
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Hard Disk Partitioning during 12.04 Install

Attempting to install 12.04 LTS on the following system: Mainboard: MSI K7T Turbo (MS-6330 v3.0) VIA KT133A Chipset Processor: AMD Athlon 1300 Mhz HDD: WD EIDE 160Gb LBA Single partition ...
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Dual boot options disappeared and now just boots straight into Ubuntu

My netbook used to display an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows 7 but for some reason that no longer displays. Now it just boots into Ubuntu and I can't figure out how to get back into Windows. I tried ...
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Disk drive for / not ready on boot after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

After upgrading (using the Upgrade button from the update manager) from 10.04.4 to 12.04.1, I cannot boot anymore. Upon booting, I am greeted with the Ubuntu logo and the error "The disk drive for / ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 directory is full and won't boot

I tried to restore some permanently deleted files from my external hard drive the other day, but I didn't take into account the fact that my home folder had not so much free space left and now it's ...