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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grub rescue…delete ubuntu…windows 8…purple screen [duplicate]

Okay so I noticed I am basically screwed and have been working on this for hours. I tried to dual boot my windows 8, but I am still a beginner and failed. I am at the point where I delete ubuntu, get ...
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Getting a “General error mounting filesystems” after upgrade to 13.04 [duplicate]

When I turn on his computer, the GNU GRUB menu appears. When I choose the Ubuntu option,this shows up. What do I do? Scanning for Btrfs filesystems General error mounting filesystems. A maintenance ...
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Easiest way to stop using a separate partition for /boot?

I have an older machine that I originally set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 and Lubuntu. Part of that setup was establishing a small partition for /boot. The partition is 89 MB, and with recent ...
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ThinkPad T520 won't boot from USB

This is cross-post from ubuntuforums.org but as I've received no responses there I'm hoping for better luck here. Basically, I've installed the full version of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a 32 GB SanDisk ...
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How to use windows 8 bootloader instead of ubuntu 13.04grub?

I have dual booted my netbook with windows 8 pro and ubuntu 13.04. i do not like grub and think the windows 8 bootloader is a lot more clean and sharp. Is there a way to use the windows bootloader ...
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Can not boot after a terminated upgrade

I have moved my HDD with Ubuntu 12.04 to a new PC, but the wired LAN didn't worked, so I have booted the computer from a 13.04 USB stick to see if it is working there (it works), and started the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting after upgrade from 12.10 [duplicate]

This is duplicate post from here After upgrading to 13.04, I was able to boot into ubuntu. I made change a line in grub from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" to ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu 13.04-amd64 after install

I recently decided to migrate to Ubuntu after issues with working in Windows and Remote Desktop access. I made a bootable USB flash drive with Ubuntu 13.04-amd64 today and proceeded to install on an ...
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Can't login to my user

I was installing NVM using this command: curl https://raw.github.com/creationix/nvm/master/install.sh | sh as explained in the github page https://github.com/creationix/nvm It didn't work, so I ...
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GRUB2: When I choose Windows 8, error invalid EFI file path

I had a problem with install Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8. I have a Dell inspiron 15 notebook with UEFI. In Boot-setup I changed to Legacy Boot on and switched UEFI boot off. Then I installed ...
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Grub rescue unknown file system error

I formatted my partition of Ubuntu 11.04 and created a new simple volume in Windows. But when I rebooted my laptop, I got an error :no such partition. I tried nearly all commands suggested, but could ...
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Deleted ang0 and ang1

I accidentally deleted ang0 and ang1 from my PC. I was dual-booting ubuntu with Windows 8 as default. How do I repair it? I installed ubuntu with UNetBootIn.
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How to automatically uninstall older kernels so that “The volume 'boot' has only … MB disk space” does not appear?

I work with Ubuntu 13.04 ("64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image"). On updates/upgrades, I quite often get messages of the type The volume "boot" has only 11 MB disk space. I then uninstall older kernel ...
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Cannot do fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 while booting from DVD: “soft lockup” bug [closed]

Hello Ubunutu Community! I'm trying to do fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 to completely replace Windows 7. I downloaded 32 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 from this website, burned the image to DVD (I made ...
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Can i boot a password for my Ubuntu while booting

I saw it on my friend's laptop when the laptop is booting and this screen below appears , the device doesn't complete booting until he put a password can any one help me if he knows the way ?
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Ubuntu Black Screen [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 64bit on my new ASUS Machine. My graphics card in an Intel HD Graphics 4000 card. I am trying to install Ubuntu but when I boot with flash drive and click install, ...
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how do I run Ubuntu from disk [duplicate]

I am unable to boot from the disk I burned of the image I downloaded from the Ubuntu website. I've gone into Setup and rearranged boot sequence and I've looked through disk for executable files. I ...
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Ubuntu and Windows7 [duplicate]

I know, this is a stupid question but I need your help. I have ubuntu 12.04 on my Computer but I need windows to play Metin2 (yes I need because I am gamemaster). Wine doesn't work because of ...
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Lenovo G780 and Ubuntu 13.04

Just installed 13.04 on new G780, left UEFI enabled, but wiped Windows 8 off the disk. Whenever I boot up 13.04, the screen shows purple for a few seconds, and then just the back light shows for a few ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install screen doesn't appear on fujitsu v6555

I have a Fujitsu v6555 with enough specs to run ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which is currently running Windows 7. When I put the Ubuntu live DVD (ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso), it starts booting then shows ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Windows 8 [duplicate]

:) So I'm trying to install Ubuntu... but it won't install. Currently I'm using Windows 8 and I have 2 HDD. On 1 HDD I've installed Windows 8 and using it, primary partition, but the other HDD is ...
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Ubuntu as the only option on the boot menu

So I decided to upgrade my hard drive from a 750 GB hard drive to a brand new 1 TB hard drive. I installed ubuntu 12.10 with no errors and then updated it to 13.04. Then I attempted to install Windows ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after install [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 on my computer, everything worked properly untill i install update packages, ubunto won't boot after restart, my screen goes blank. I've reinstalled ubuntu twice and now ...
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Black Screen on Login

I have serached around, but no fix could help me. Here's what happened: A few days ago, for no reason, I couldn't see the login screen on my Ubuntu 12.04. nor do anything but reboot using ...
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Installing ubuntu without any OS

Is it possible to install ubuntu without having a operating system? I have tried to install through usb and do not have access to dvd/cd at the moment. can anyone help? i got the following error ...
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Visual artifacts when installing Ubuntu 12.04

I recently wanted to try out Ubuntu so I decided to get the Windows installer for Ubuntu 12.04. After it finished installing, it asked me to restart my computer. After it restarted it booted up Ubuntu ...
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Fixing Windows 8 after removing ubuntu [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu (successfully) on my Windows 8 machine so i could develop in c and it worked decently for a while. I did this without wubi. However, I later got a virtual machine to run ...
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Install 13.04 as base OS without ANY windows. Install on RAW disk [duplicate]

To whom it may concern, I am having an issue finding a live install iso for Ubuntu that I can boot my daughters laptop with to install Ubuntu again. Her last installation of Ubuntu 12.04 (upgraded ...
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Missing Operating System after removing Windows though partition (gparted)

My laptop is divided into three drives: C, D and E. Windows was installed in C and Ubuntu was in D. I format C and E by deleting and to NTFS using gparted. But when I restart, it tells me a "missing ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Boot stuck at the changing Orange & White Dots. How can I get it to work?

I had done a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 a few days ago as a dual boot with Windows. Last night since the PC was behaving a bit sluggish I tried to restart Ubuntu. The bootup reached the GRUB loader ...
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Flash Drive Boot Issue

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 onto a flash drive and everything seemed to go smoothly, but after it told me to restart (and I did), it said t insert a boot device (which should be the flash drive, ...
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UEFI mode problem with windows 8 on sony vaio

This is Manorath. I tried all the options explained in the help page regarding uefi mode when I boot my sony vaio which already contain windows 8 in uefi mode when I am using the ubuntu cd as my first ...
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No boot option. Enter BIOS directly

I made an image of my Ubuntu, then I tried to install again in my Laptop. But, there wasn't booting from USB, then I disabled all boot options, except USB. But it did not work. When I went to enable ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu

I've recently tried to do a clean wipe of my old OS(vista) on my spare PC and go with Ubuntu. Unfortunately after I download the iso image and use Universal USB Installer-1.9.3.3, to format my usb ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boot time is 1 min 20 seconds!

I have a lenovo z370 notebook (i5...6GB RAM..750 GB HDD) and running Windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu 13.04. The boot up is very slow and I have tried many things in this forum (for e.g disabling ...
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Full disk encryption & boot partition from a CD [closed]

I would like to try enabling Full Disk Encryption under Ubuntu 13.04. I would also like to put my boot partition on a burnt CD-R, rather than unencrypted on the HDD. A CD-R has a number of advantages ...
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Launcher does not pop in - is out permanently [duplicate]

I have upgraded my ubuntu to 12.10 and the launcher is out permanently. It does not pop in thus my screen is smaller and very uncomfortable. Is there any setting i can change to make it pop in and out ...
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blank screen during booting [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 along with windows7. After choosing Ubuntu from boot manager, many times i'm getting only a black screen. I'm not able to get gui or command line. Startup Ubuntu logo is not ...
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Difficult Problem - I'll Try To Explain [duplicate]

OK, so my husband and I have had Ubuntu 13.04 I believe for about a week now, or whenever they released it. Yesterday, turn on the computer and his "user" and everything with it, was gone. Mine, still ...
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Windows 8 doesn't boot after installing Ubuntu (UEFI)

I installed Ubuntu with my UEFI installation of Windows 8 (with windows 7 boot-loader because I don't know how to recover it), and after grub installed, I was no longer able to boot Windows 8. I tried ...
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What do I do about the “haziness when booting up Ubuntu?”

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the Windows Installer method, and when I restarted and booted up Ubuntu, it was static and hazy. I rebooted back to Windows 7. I did like Ubuntu for about two ...
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Can I use a different graphical driver while booting, and the proprietery NVIDIA driver once my computer has started?

I have a bit of a problem in that as I am booting my PC, the boot screen isn't exactly pretty because I am using the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. I am wondering if there is a method to use the VESA ...
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Not able to boot after upgrading to 12.10 in Sony laptop

I am using Windows 7 Home basic and Ubuntu 12.04 on my SONY laptop, Ubuntu is default boot OS, today upgraded to 12.10, after this not able to boot latest version of Ubuntu and previous versions also. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64bit will not boot after upgrading Motherboard, will donate $10 to Ubuntu if someone helps resolve before Monday [duplicate]

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on a custom computer. Yesterday I upgraded my mobo, cpu and memory. My old configuration was asus a8n-sli deluxe mobo and a AMD athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core processor x 2 ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and then dual booted it with Windows. Now, when I boot into my system, the selection menu does not come up. Instead, it directly boots into Windows. Is there any way to have ...
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Can I make an already partitioned USB flash drive bootalble, without reformatting?

Can I make an already partitioned USB flash drive bootalble, without reformatting? 1st partition: 262MB FAT32 which I do not want to touch if I don't have to 2nd partition: 3.7GB which I plan to ...
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Help with boot screen

I want to have a different boot screen when I start my computer right now it just is a black screen saying starting this and starting that blah blah. I really want to have a graphic design like the ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7. Unable to boot Ubuntu

When I start my computer, windows 7 boots up as it would usually do before I installed ubuntu. So, it is not giving me an option to boot ubuntu instead of windows. I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit ...
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Error message when booting ubuntu on windows 8

I have installed Ubuntu onto my Lenevo idea-pad, and it says when i choose to boot Ubuntu that its missing a file, or something. I free'd up about fifteen gigs of memory for Ubuntu to run but there is ...