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 boots only with usb

Just installed Ubuntu 11.04. But it boots only from usb. Seems like I didn't pay attention during selecting boot device. sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for klim: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 ...
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Unknown File System, after delete Ubuntu partition

I deleted the partition which contains the Ubuntu 12.0.4 OS. I have Windows in another partition (dual boot). When I reboot the system, it shows me the following. unknown filesystem. grub rescue> ...
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No option to boot Ubuntu in a dual-boot machine

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 next to Windows 7 in a separate NTFS partition. I can boot Windows 7 but I can't find a way to choose Ubuntu and boot into it. What do I do?
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Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 72 - i7 3770S

I have tried several days to install Ubuntu on my new computer. Windows was preinstalled. I have installed the 64 bit 12.10 and 12.04. I have also tried the 32 bit version of 12.04. After having ...
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Reboot only shuts down and doesn't actually boot again

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server on an abmx rack mount server. When I attempt to reboot with sudo shutdown -r now, the machine just shuts down and doesn't come back up without me ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation. Hit or miss Booting

I just recently downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.10. I also completely wiped the laptop. The Ubuntu OS will only boot part of the time but never on the first time. Always, the first start up will ...
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Ubuntu Live CD hangs on boot

I have burned 11.04 to a CD to set up dual-boot. But the Ubuntu screen just stays with the dots below the name and nothing else. I would really like to try it out. Any help would be appreciated.
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Ubuntu 12.04, why service procps start doesn't start procps?

I have been trying to get some settings in /etc/sysctl.conf to take effect upon rebooting. So, I did the following as the root user on this node running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit # service procps ...
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Quantal analyzes the HD in any boot

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 formating the HDD. Any time that I turn on the PC and boot Ubuntu, it always analyzes my HDD in search for bad blocks. This is what happens: When I turn on the PC and ...
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My Windows 7 is getting the “An error occurred. Press control+alt+del” message on boot

So I upgraded my ubuntu to 12.10 but the Windows 7 problem seems to have happened not after doing the upgrade but later. I am not sure. Ubuntu is running fine, but how can I recover my Windows7? I ...
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12.10 does not boot sometimes from the hard drive, but it does consistently from the CD

I have recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.10. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I cleared everything from my computer, but it randomly stops at different screens. Only a purple screen ...
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Black Screen after boot, no command working, not even terminal

I have Ubuntu with latest KDE on a Lenovo Z570 with Optimus. I've installed drivers and bumblebee, both integrated and nVidia cards are working perfect (not the issue). I have a RAT 9 Wirless mouse, ...
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How to change boot priority?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed as the only OS. I also have a USB stick with a Windows 7 installation on it. I want to install Windows from the USB stick on my laptop but when I try to restart ...
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Can't boot 12.10 after installing nvidia proprietary drivers

I was having issues with the 304 nvidia drivers, so I decided to downgrade to the 295 drivers. I did so by dropping out of X, stopping lightdm, and installing the drivers. However, now my computer ...
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No wubildr, No spaceleft, Boot Error and A previous installation was detected in D:\ubuntu. Please uninstall that before continuing

At first I was downloading Ubuntu 12.10 using Windows Installer, but I cancelled it after just 2-3 minutes and downloaded 32-Bit ISO (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386). Then I created bootable USB Stick ...
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Boot computer to text mode using kernel parameters

Referring to this question: How to remove the graphical user interface? The answer of modifying /etc/default/grub to have GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" would be great, but unfortunately I don't ...
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WUBI installed Ubuntu not showing up at boot menu after Windows reinstallation

I recently installed 12.04 using WUBI installer in a separate partition. Because of some problem, I had to reinstall my Windows. Now the problem is that my Windows has recovered, but Ubuntu is not ...
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Installation failure

I have just downloaded Ubuntu and burned an installation DVD. I used it to install Ubuntu on a PC running Windows XP choosing the option to run Ubuntu alongside Windows. I chose to install the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't boot after fresh install

I've installed yesterday Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit version (as recommended) on my laptop. It was a fresh install, alongside Windows XP. On grub, after choosing normal boot on ubuntu, it starts loading ...
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No such partition grub rescue

I'm desperate. I have windows 7 home premium installed on my notebook and I decided to install ubuntu as usual. Nevertheless, I had several problems with the graphic card while installing and I got ...
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BIOS is not showing device booting list after installing ubuntu12.10 64ibt

Bios is not showing device booting list after installing UBUNTU12.10 64 bit and because of which I am unable to install another OS through my bootable usb. Installing ubuntu12.10 64 bit has changed ...
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I get a “no default or ui configuration directive found” on boot [duplicate]

No default or UI configuration directive found. I get this error when I tried to reboot Ubuntu with the DiskOnKey flash drive.
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Unable to boot from a USB drive on Samsung Series 9 notebook

Related Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot on Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A (ssd hard-drive) I'm trying to get rid of Windows but I can't boot from USB because the USB slots on the right (USB 3.0) on ...
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What to do to install Ubuntu 12.10 in Virtual PC?

After starting the VPC with the ISO captured it gets to the loading screen, everything seems ok and then the loading screen turns green. That is, after some seconds it changes to a screen covered by ...
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ASUS Q500A will not boot from live DVD

I just purchased a new PC yesterday, an ASUS Q500A. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10, burned it to a DVD, and tried to install it. As expected, I came to a screen that asked if I wanted to try, install, OEM ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 LTS failed, unable to boot

I was trying to upgrade to 12.04 LTS, but the upgrade froze in the process (it was stuck for over 8 hours) and I had to do a hard reboot. Now when I boot up, I get the following: mountall ...
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Can I use live USB to format HD and install Ubuntu with it?

I've tried to install Ubuntu on my computer and now can't even turn it on. The problem is that the computer CD-ROM is not working so I was trying to get it on a USB somehow. The computer is old and ...
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Error: File not found without any grub menu

I installed Kubuntu on the third partition and removed my Ubuntu partition, which was the second one before. Unlike this question, I am not seeing any grub menus before shall I do the same? I just ...
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Is Ubuntu 12.04 Grub version compatible with Windows 8?

I want to install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to know if I won't have any trouble with windows 8 on GRUB.
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Keyboard does not work after reboot

I was running an Ubuntu 12.04, which I later upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 in the hopes of fixing my problem, which is as follows: When I turn on the Notebook, a Toshiba of the Satellite series, sometimes ...
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Windows not shown in Grub after installing 12.10

I just installed 12.10 alongside Windows 7. I split my partition into two because disk reader during the installation didn't recognize Windows 7 as being installed on the computer. It installed ...
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Unable to Boot: error couldn't read file

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an IBM Thinkpad T41. Up until Linux 3.2.0-30 generic everything was working fine. I accept all the software update. With 3.2.0-31 generic the machine freezes ...
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Ubuntu starts up to Grub

when I start my computer, the system starts in GRUB. If I run these commands (as follows): set root=(hd0,1) linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 initrd /initrd.img boot I can start Ubuntu, but then when I ...
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New 12.10 Install, Windows Not in Boot Menu

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new computer alongside my previous Windows 7 installation. Upon booting for the first time (post install) my boot menu only lists Ubuntu. I installed using a ...
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Order in which passphrase is asked for encrypted volumes

I have installed 12.10 on a machine with two disks. The root partition is on one disk, the swap partition on the other. Both disks are encrypted and I have added the corresponding entries to ...
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Ubuntu wont recognize my internal SSD

I just bought a Lenovo u310 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi to try it out. After a couple of days I decided to fully replace windows 7 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 fully with a usb drive in my HDD. ...
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Boot with Radeon 9600

I'm trying to boot in to the live environment but i get a odd cloud of colour. I'm guessing There is something up with the graphics card. I've tried video=ofonly. I managed to get to the command line ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 or boot from any bootable media

I deleted the Ubuntu partition via Windows 7. I rebooted the machine and I it drops to a Grub rescue prompt. I tried to boot from Ubuntu live DVD, USB and Windows 7 Repair CD, but didn't succeed. I ...
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“Loading operating system… boot error” when booting from live CD

I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a new drive. I was running Windows7 on my SSD but when the drive crashed, I decided to use that as an excuse to make the switch to Ubuntu. I've been ...
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10.04 drops to '(initramfs)' prompt on boot

I'm not sure what to do to solve the problem, I received this error upon boot. mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/f60e3ce2-0237-45bb-bf07-581d0090cbc7 on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting ...
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Why isn't Grub2 using custom resolution?

I hope somebody can help me with this... Running Ubuntu 12.10 GNOME Remix I am trying to get Grub2 to use a resolution of 1600x900... I have checked vbeinfo and hwinfo --framebuffer which both ...
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How to understand Ubuntu UEFI Secure Boot install?

Now that Secure Boot is supported, what special instructions does one have to follow to install Ubuntu on a UEFI Secure Boot enabled PC shipped with Windows 8? As I understand, Ubuntu >= 12.04.2 ...
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creating extended partition

this is my current hard disk status(Running linux Mint LIVE CD) i have- Ubuntu 12.04 on 206 GB partition at dev/sda1. dev/sda2 system reserved. Windows 7 on 90GB partition at dev/sda3 ...
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Xubuntu boot time slowed after upgrade to 12.10

I run xubuntu 12.10 on a HP netbook N455. Before the upgrade a few days ago my xubuntu was responsive at boot after 58 seconds - the desktop showed up a few seconds earlier. Now, after the upgrade to ...
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Unable to open Recovery, at boot, using “SHIFT” key (12.04 LTS)

I have tried rebooting multiple times to try to get to "Recovery" (GRUB 2) by holding down "SHIFT" during boot. I am waiting until BIOS screen completes. I need to reset the admin password because I ...
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Purple screen at startup [closed]

I was originally running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a Packard Bell. I decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer, used Wubi, and got to the screen where I could choose the OS. However, when I chose ...
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Boot screen appears to be asking a question but garbled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 black screen during boot I'm running 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Kernel 3.2.0-32 w/ GNOME 3.4.2 I perused the prior questions/answers ...
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12.10 Booting Into Variations Of Blank Screen

I've been running the Ubuntu 12.10 beta since about a month before the final release with almost no problems. However since the day of release (I'm assuming an update has caused this) I have had ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Boots to purple screen

I know this question has been tackled in a couple different threads but I've tried what I could from those and have not resolved the issue. I have just a basic understanding of this system so feel ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 with kernel 3.5.0-18 failing to boot

I had 12.04 with kernel 3.0.2. Today I have updated my system and got 12.10 with kernel 3.5.0-18. Now when I boot my machine with 3.5 kernel, it starts until the page where I enter my password. Within ...