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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Power on does not work when display is closed

Having a Samsung N230 Storm netbook runnning ubuntu 12.04 As I want to use only external devices (VGA Display, USB Keyboard, USB Mouse) and have the netbook acting as a "desktop" most of the time, I ...
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Ubuntu kernel not present? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted When I launch and attempt to boot Ubuntu through the Windows Boot Manager, it takes me to a grub prompt, and when ...
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How to get to the GRUB Menu on an Acer

I have started the Computer a few different times and tried holding the shift key, Nothing happens then I tried the space key and it just beeps at me. I can get into setup with F2 as it is booting ...
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Ubuntu is not booting (Windows Ubuntu Installer)

Its the first time I used the Windows Ubuntu Installer (WUBI). I installed Ubuntu and everything went great, it then asked me to reboot my laptop and I kindly did , it went well, showed me the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS “Checking battery state… [OK]” and login incorrect

I have quite a famous problem as it seems: while booting, the computer displays Checking battery state... [OK] and then hangs. * Starting CUPS printing spooler/server mountall: Plymouth copmmand ...
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Error: hd0 cannot get C/H/S values. grub rescue >

The power supply went out on our machine. We replaced the power supply. Now when we boot up, all we get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor. So we hold shift during boot up, and this error is ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to boot on an Intel X79 (Sandy Bridge-E) system?

Has anyone successfully installed Ubuntu (or any other flavour of Linux) on an Intel X79 (Sandy Bridge-E) based system? My system build is: MSI Big Bang XPower II Intel Core i7 3930K processor ...
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Can somebody help fix ubuntu 12.04 being stuck at black screen on regular boot [closed]

I will give a run down of the events that led up to the issue first: I performed a clean install of ubuntu 12.04 I upgraded to the 3.7.1 kernel using the instructions provided by the second post in ...
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Add an entry for Ubuntu on Windows 8 boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 by creating free space in Windows 8 and then using that space to create 3 partitions, one for SWAP, one for GRUB (mounting point is /boot) and one for the actual OS. I ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 using Windows Installer

I really want to avoid making costly mistakes. How can I do this using the Windows Installer provided by Ubuntu. Specifically, I'm afraid to get past the "reboot" screen during the installation ...
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How can I uninstall grub and get back my mac bootscreen (rEFIt)?

I've partitioned the drive on my Mac Mini 5,1 so that it's half MacOS Mountain Lion and half Ubuntu. I had it dual-booting for a little while with rEFIt, but when I reinstalled Ubuntu from a USB live ...
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12.10 won't boot on EFI

I had 12.04 LTS 32 bit alongside Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Windows uses EFI. When I noticed that I had Ubuntu in 32 bit I decided to install 12.10 64 bit. I wanted to install an upgrade to keep ...
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Ubuntu where to start (newbie) [closed]

I was a hardcore windows user for years. I already tried Ubuntu 12.10 by using wubi. But in my exerpience, the wubi version is feeling a bit too much as a virtual machine version of ubuntu, and I ...
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Dual-boot bootrec /fixboot issues while uninstalling Ubuntu

Good Day, I want to give Ubuntu more HDD space so I tried to create a new partition then merge it with my Ubuntu's. Windows is unable to create more that 5 partitions I decided to uninstall then ...
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can i use an ubuntu live usb/cd without damaging my windows 8 pc?

I have a windows 8 laptop with intel i3 and 750gb hard drive. I don't want to install Ubuntu instead of windows and have heard horror stories about only being able to have one system on the hard drive ...
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I can't boot into ubuntu after installation from CD!

Yesterday I created an Ubuntu installation CD. Installation process went well, I created some new partitions, waited through the whole installation process and within 30 minutes it was finished. Then ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick on windows but to install on linux

after a powr failure when upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 I have a completely deficient system. It is read only and despite many attempts I failed to remount it read write, fsck and mount -o rmount, rw ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 live Using Grub

someone can tell me how to boot Ubuntu 12.10 from Grub, I tried a lot but still getting error message Cannot mount (hdx,msdosx)/ubuntu.iso.
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Why can't I boot Ubuntu?

I have to two operating systems in my computer. Ubuntu in D drive and windows 7 in C drive. Now I replaced window 7 with window 8 but I can't load both the windows simultaneously.. how I can resolve ...
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how to find partition name of usb drive

I am trying to install Clonezilla to my usd drive . At the very last step I need to run sudo makeboot.sh /dev/sdb But I got this error information "/dev/sdb" is not a valid partition name but ...
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Problem with GRUB, can't boot in any OS

Im dual booting Ubunto and Windows 7 anyway a couple of days ago i was editing the grub to enable the graphical interface for backtrack, anyway I screwed up the grub accidently, now I can't load ...
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BURG for ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install BURG? Hey guys I just shifted from win 7 to ubuntu with dual boot. and dont like the looks of grub so would like to install burg..would like to know ...
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Laptop won't boot at all [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 5 year old Acer aspire laptop with vista 32bit on it. I updated everthing with "software installer". Downloaded some recommended apps like the youtube app and some ...
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Problems Booting Windows 8 with Grub 2 HELP ASAP

please help. I'm new to linux, decided to try out ubuntu. created a new partition, and replaced windows 8 boot manager with grub 2 by installing grub on the windows 8 partition now windows doesn't ...
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Unable to boot from recovery partition after unistalling Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

I have Sony VAIO laptop of E-series. One day I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on my machine, but it is not useful for me. So I uninstalled Ubuntu and now I'm unable to boot from my recovery partition ...
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USB Boot Failure after using pendrivelinux

I have created a Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop (32-bit) Live USB using the pendrivelinux.com Universal USB Creator. I selected the "Format Drive with FAT32" option, added maximum Persistent Storage, but other ...
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Diskless Workstations

I want to run diskless booting with PXE. The gotchas at the end of the Diskless-Howto[1] is quite long. I am unsure how to get this done. Here are my current possible solutions: use debian live ...
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There is no boot sector in usb?

I had downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop Iso file and used the USB installer provided at pendrivelinux.com to boot from the USB device. I cannot install Ubuntu from windows as I am having some ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 fails to boot after usb 1-1.4

I'd like to first apologize for my lack of detail in the information as I'm new to Linux and I'd be happy to provide more if you point me in the right direction. I've tried both 12.04 and 12.10 and ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) on Samsung X10

After successfully running the live CD and testing WiFi and other things I decided to install Ubuntu as single operating system on my Samsung X10 laptop. So far everything seemed OK, installation took ...
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What are the partitions to create if I want to dual boot ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7?

I want to dual boot ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 on my laptop. I checked some online guides but each one does it differently. Some only create a / (root) partition and a swap partition while others ...
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Black screen after starting Ubuntu [duplicate]

have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on laptop packardBell EasyNote TK Processor Intel Celeron T3500 Screen 15.6" 16:9 HD LED LCD Thanks in advance for your advice!
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intalled ubuntu 12.10 and now cannot boot win 7

so this is my brothers pc and i finally convinced him to try out ubuntu and went about installing it... he did have windows 7 and xp installed (with 4 partitions, win7, documents partition, win xp ...
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Accidentally set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0, cannot boot into Ubuntu now

I have a dual boot system of Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. Stupidly, I set my default boot OS to Windows 7 using this method and set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0. Now when I boot, the Ubuntu red/purple screen flashes ...
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Getting around UEFI boot loader to install Ubuntu

I recently added a new 3TB hd to my rig, but when I tried to reinstall Ubuntu I started having problems with the stock UEFI bios/bootloader that came with my asus m5a97 motherboard. I remember facing ...
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Recovery after installing ubuntu

I know this question has been asked many times and even I have asked it once...But as today I came to know about fdisk so thought of posting it so that someone having good knowledge can help me ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed but won't boot, no other OS

OS Ubuntu 12.04 installed from USB Computer Toshiba Satellite Old OS: Vista Hello, I installed ubuntu 12.04 from a usb. during the installation I installed Ubuntu over windows so all windows ...
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I cannot access the BIOS after installing Ubuntu on Sony vaio e11 with Windows 8

I have a Sony vaio e11 series laptop with windows 8. I went to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB after wiping windows 8. I went to restart the laptop and I get a message saying error: unknown ...
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Should media files (HTPC) using NFS mount using fstab/static or autofs?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with XBMC and am streaming media files from my fileserver (mounted using NFS). Right now I have fstab configured to mount my NFS share like this: 192.168.0.99:/tank/media ...
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How do I fix boot error “Kernel requires a 86-64 cpu”?

My desktop pc gives the following error when trying to install from a cd: Kernel requires a 86-64 cpu only detected a i686 cpu unable to boot My pc is a Medion, 160GB hard drive, Pentium 4 ...
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How can I boot from my bootable USB flash drive to install Ubuntu?

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 image, but I cannot install it. I've tried burning it to a pen drive, but when I reboot with it in place, it just boots into Windows! I've also tried burning it to ...
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What is the difference between single user mode, recovery mode from GRUB, and booting with Ubuntu install disk?

What is the difference between the following: Entering single user mode, e.g. telinit 1 Entering recovery mode, at the GRUB screen selecting Ubuntu ... (recovery mode) Using the Ubuntu installation ...
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“booting system without network configuration” using a livecd created with remastersys

I have ubuntu 12.04 with KDE. I have installed remastersys and made a livecd (distribution) burnet with k3b on a dvd (3.2gb), but I left the video card ati driver because I would use this livecd only ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 usb installation problems :( [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.10 installation problem via usb I had Windows 7, and I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10. I downloaded the .iso file and used Universal USB Installer to make a ...
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Error in installation

I had Windows 7 starter on my netbook. I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a bootable USB drive and used " Something Else" option during installation. I used the windows 7 partition by mistake and now I ...
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Not able to install Ubuntu on new system

I have here a system with Asrock Z77 Extrem 4 Intel 3570K Nvidia GTX 570 OCZ Vertex 2 SSD I burned the newest Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Image and started to boot from the cd. The menu is there, but after ...
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Slow booting / starting after apt-get update 12.04

I have just bought a new Lenovo Ideapad Z580, which came with Windows 8. I have since, removed that and installed 12.04 on top. Everything works fine. However, after I have to updated all 272 updates ...
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Long Ubuntu 12.04 booting time

Can someone help me with the delays in booting: [ 6.034566] tg3 0000:01:00.0: eth0: dma_rwctrl[76180000] dma_mask[64-bit] [ 10.158037] EXT4-fs (sda5): mounted filesystem with ordered data ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from SSD drive which cannot be selected as boot device?

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bits) on an Asus S405CM-WX117H laptop (similar to this one) which features a 24GB SSD drive and a regular 500GB hard drive. I placed the / (ext4) root file ...
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How can I solve a 'reboot and select a proper boot device' error after an installation from a live CD?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a live CD. Ubuntu 12.04 is the only operating system on my pc. My boot settings in the BIOS are: boot device CD boot device hard drive. I installed Ubuntu ...