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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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 7: BOOTMGR is missing when I tried to boot in Windows

So, I don't know what exactly how I managed to delete the MBR record on windows partition. But let me explain what I did next, I ran the ubuntu boot repair tool and now Windows is not even listed in ...
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Custom Boot Logo Only Works On Shutdown

For some reason my custom boot logo is only working on shutdown. When booting up, it just displays the standard purple Ubuntu screen with the orange dots. Any ideas why this might be happening? ...
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Why is my fresh Ubuntu install (from USB drive) stuck on a blank screen with a blinking cursor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I am about to use Ubuntu for the first time and I have successfully installed it from my USB ...
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Adding program booting options to the OS

I am building a flight simulator box, off of Ubuntu 12.10, but I am trying to make the OS essentially invisible, I just want the machine to boot into the Flight Sim, which, that part isn't really that ...
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Ubuntu (LiveUSB, not hard install) “suddenly” won't boot from USB stick after Windows XP format

I formatted because the Windows XP I was using wouldn't let me view the drive in the window without formatting first, so I just said what the heck. Turns out, after using the Linux USB creator, ...
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How do I delete the boot passphrase?

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 and I set it up to have a password to login, and apparently, I also selected to have a password on boot-up. I went into my BIOS and made sure start-up/HDD password is turned ...
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problem with creating bootable sd-card for PandaboardES

I have followed instructions https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/ to write the image for Ubuntu 12.04. I had already done this before once in the past but with 11.10 Ubuntu sever Ed. Now I would like to write ...
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Installed ubuntu over windows vista..cant reinstall windows [closed]

I recently used the "compress hard drive" option within windows. i got the horid "boot mngr is compressed" after the restart. i tried booting my system back to windows vista but it doesnt read the cd ...
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Problems with booting Linux after updating kernel

After updating linux headers from 3.5.0-19 into 3.5.0-20 i faced booting problem. I don't know reason, sometimes boots normally, but sometimes i need to reboot 3-4 times. I tried to boot with recovery ...
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How to change Ubuntu boot manager on dual boot?

I am having both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows7 in my system. The problem is when it is booting the boot options very ugly and it shows 6 options. But there are only two options only for both of the ...
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How to boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu 12.10 alongside?

I'm new to linux and am interested in learning it so I installed ubuntu 12.10 yesterday. Installation went smoothly and I chose "install alongside windows" option and I set about 50 gb using that ...
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When i start my laptop i have a choice of three ubuntu operating systems how can i remove this?

Only 1 works and the other 2 don't.I want to get rid of these other 2, also the Ubuntu i am running on now I want it to be the only operating system as i also got windows 7. Is there anyway i can do ...
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Hi ,I just bought an asus F55A but i can not enter bios?

Hi everybody I just bought an Asus F55A but I can not enter in bios or boot the linux usb before startup as i did before with my old asus k50c by pressing F2 for entering bios and CTRL+ESC+F1 to ...
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Problem grub won't display on my tv at boot up

When I start my computer it won't show my grub screen this box just appears saying something along the lines of "this tv cannot handle this resolution or refresh rate" but after a couple seconds it ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu 12.04 - error: invalid efi file path

SOLVED - see UPDATE 2 below (but lost all files/programs on Windows 7) I have a Laptop (ASUS X310A, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 to be side by side with Windows 7 but I seem to have gotten a problem ...
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Can't boot in 12.04 after formatting the entire drive [closed]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 by formatting the drive that had windows 7. The installation went fine but after I rebooted It asks me for a windows 7 disk repair disk and doesn't even look to recognize any ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes when booting

Translated I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from the LiveCD, after finalizing the installation process and booting correctly, I applied the pending updates, which asked me to reboot. After rebooting, an ...
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Application autostart after system boot for a random interval

Reading 'sleep' mans and googling haven't provide any useful information. I want to run Pidgin after Ubuntu boots, but after some time left. For example, logon is passed, and after interval for 1 to ...
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Endless loop when booting from a unbuntu usb disk

I'd like to install ubuntu on a pavilion g6 2255 but unfortunately the computer enters an endless loop during boot. What I observe is 1. the screen is switched off 2. a few seconds later, the screen ...
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How to install the Boot-Repair tool in an Ubuntu live disc?

When the bootloader (GRUB) is broken, I cannot access neither Ubuntu nor Windows. I heard that an easy solution to fix this is to use the Boot-Repair tool from an Ubuntu liveCD (or liveUSB). What ...
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Missing BOOTMGR

By mistake I have removed the window bootmgr when I was using UBUNTU OS-installer/uninstaller. My netbook does not have a CD-ROM drive so, I have been trying to installed Ubuntu again by using the USB ...
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question about 12.10 32 bit syslinux 4.06 EDD 2012-10-23 usb direct boot [duplicate]

alright so guys i am trying to do a direct boot for Ubuntu 12.10 (as stated in the topic) i have been trying to do a direct boot for about ten minutes now. so i have to do a direct boot because my ...
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Error ¨Sheduled backup delayed¨ even though network is available [closed]

I get this message every time I bootup the machine Schedule Backup delayed Backup will begin when a network connection becomes available The network is working fine and I can use the internet, also ...
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Grub2 attempting to boot hd1 when it should boot hd0

I'm attempting to perform a "normal" install on a USB3 SSD (I don't know if it is noteworthy, but I don't have a swap partition). The installation proceeds normally (I'm installing from a USB2 device ...
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Boot failure - nothing works

Overnight, my ubuntu installation (latest LTS version) has stopped working. Apart from automatic updates, I never made any changes to the system. As of yesterday, the computer starts extremely ...
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Ubuntu splash won't change?

How do i change the boot splash background color to be black, not purple? I have edited /lib/plymouth/themes/default.grub to if background_color 0,0,0 ; then clear fi then I also changed these ...
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UEFI Boot Failure - Hang after Printing USB Information [closed]

I'm experiencing a really weird boot problem. With both 12.10 and 12.04LTS, the vast majority of kernels (and initrds) that I've tried boot, but hang immediately after printing out information about ...
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How can i serve an Ubuntu installation Image on my Server for networkboot?

I Would like to Install Ubuntu on my Netbook, that has no CD-Rom. can I serve the Live-CD on my other computer, so I can install it via the Bios Network-Boot on my Netbook?
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Ubuntu 12.10 hangs on checking battery state

I have a Thinkpad X230. After a boot it hangs with checking battery state [OK]. A second boot is most times successful. What I have seen in other posts doesn't fit to my problem, because My ...
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LiveCD Boot Failer comm: Swapper/0 cant mount VFS

Kind of a noob but anyway... I'm trying to boot Ubuntu 12.10 livecd. I currently have Windows 7 x64 installed. I start computer to boot Ubuntu livecd and I get kernel panic. Something like: cannot ...
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Installation troubleshooting

i have installed ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop to a folder named ubuntu in C drive. However the OS does not show up in the initial boot sequence. Do i need to change the file location/ convert it into a ...
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Deleting recovery partition on dual boot machine and resizing window 7 partition

I am using a dual boot Ubuntu/win7 machine. My win 7recovery partition is around 20GB, since I have created recovery disks I am assuming I no longer need it my windows partition is only small I was ...
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GRUB prompt at boot after boot-repair

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 from the live CD. The install went fine but i had the next error while booting : Grub stage 1.5 error 2. So I used boot-repair as explained here. Still not working, ...
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Ubiquity doesn't see any partitions on the Disk

I want to install Xubuntu 12.10 on a system which has already Windows 7 on it. However, the Ubiquity installation program does not recognize any partitions on the system and shows it to me as empty. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 takes long time to show desktop

I am creating an application by customizing Ubuntu 12.04. And i'm using remastersys to create its backup to be distributed, the customizations are, My Application (Java) installed Postgresql ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to remove prompt on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu on a flash drive. The intent was to use Ubuntu when the USB is inserted and Windows when it is not. But now I receive a prompt asking me to choose the operating system I ...
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Can not get to login screen, background starts with terminal prompt only

My uncle has Ubuntu on his work PC. I came in to work today, and he had lost his Unity side bar. I told him start with just rebooting it. He rebooted it... and now it does not even get to the login ...
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Trouble installing from USB stick

I get the following error message while trying to install UBUNTU 12.10 from USB stick: "ERROR: No configuration file found No DEFAULT or UI cnfiguration directive found! boot:" Can you suggest ...
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Xubuntu is not seeing my Win8 OS in the installer

When I install Xubuntu, I get the message "This computer currently has no detected operating systems. What would you like to do?". I just did a fresh install of Win8 yesterday, and I guess it used EFI ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Booting error

i have ubuntu 12.04 downloaded along side my windows 7 sony viao laptop, ive used it for a couple of months, yesterday i decided to boot onto windows then it did something that messed up ubuntu. when ...
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GRUB error (2) while booting Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. The install went fine but now I have the next error while booting: grub stage 1.5 - error 2 I'm posting from the live CD and I didn't find an useful ...
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Ubuntu way to run sysctl -p on each boot?

I made some changes to sysctl.conf but now need to run sysctl -p on each boot. I can always create an init script to have it run automatically on boot, but I was wondering if there was an Ubuntu / ...
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How to acces Ubuntu files (pictures) from Windows 7

My Ubuntu is not running, and I can't figure out why or how to fix the problem. It simply won't boot. Although, I can run the Windows 7 so I'm wondering how to access my Ubuntu files by using Windows. ...
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How do I retrieve my files from an Ubuntu install that can't boot?

One day I was turning on the computer, and it simply wouldn't turn on. Ubuntu would start to turn on, but froze up/quit just as it was "loading the dots" on the Ubuntu boot up screen (Plymouth). It ...
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ISO booting with grub2 in Ubuntu on an Apple

I have Ubuntu with grub2 installed in an Apple Macbook pro with dual boot (using rEFIt), and I would like to use grub2 to boot the LiveCD ISO image of a system based in Debian too (CrunchBang). The ...
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bootmgr missing no disc. please help noobie here!

I was running ubuntu dual boot and wanted to remove windows altogether. Ubuntu was installed on my pc not on disc. I then used os uninstaller to get rid of windows. Ubuntu is still in there somwhere, ...
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Ubuntu boot error

Ubuntu 11.04 After failed try of installing Windows on same machine, Ubuntu doesn't boot. GRUB starts well, but when I try to choose Ubuntu only "Killed" message appears on the top left corner . If ...
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No Background After Reboot

I Changed My Background With Image Of My Choice And When I Shut Down The Pc And Start It Again The Wallpaper Is Blank And I Have To Set That "My Image" As Background Again And Again.
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Laptop won't boot or enter BIOS after deleting partition in Windows 7

I dual boot my computer and later decided to delete one of the Ubuntu partitions while using Windows 7. After my computer hibernated and I tried restarting my ASUS laptop it stopped at the logo and ...
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Can Tutorial “Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04” Used for Dual Booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10?

I previously used this tutorial to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 perfectly. Now I have upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 8. And I would like to do a fresh install (and start all over again like ...