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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I installed Linux on a partition and now I don't know how to boot it

Today I installed Ubuntu on to a pre-existing partition (I also made a swap partition during the installation) and when my machine went to restart, my screen went dark and did nothing, I did wait. ...
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Install ISO boots but then freezes

I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and put it on a usb stick using unetbootin. I successfully booted the USB, Ubuntu starts and I see the classic Ubutnu splash screen. Then the computer freezes. Disk is not ...
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What to do to install Ubuntu with a Bootable USB Stick? [duplicate]

Okay, so I've made a Bootable USB Stick using theese instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows Now I have no idea what to do next to install it. Please help
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Help making a bootable USB from my Mac

I have tried many times to make a bootable USB drive to run Ubuntu from my MacBook Air and have failed many times, the instructions that are given are somewhat confusing mostly because I am most ...
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GRUB2: Always fails to boot have to do a manual configfile on each boot

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1690610/ After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 from a USB Thumb Drive, (Using UNetBootin to Copy the ISO to the Thumb Drive ... If that matters.) I installed Ubuntu onto ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't boot from usb - isolinux.bin missing or corrupt

This was an official 64-bit download from the Ubuntu site, so it's kind of sad to see even that's not working. I made a bootable Ubuntu 12.10 USB stick with USB Image Writer (mintstick) on Linux ...
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Ubuntu stuck on Boot Screen with a Radeon HD 5570

With additional drivers installed and a general updated: - on boot, stuck at purple start up screen with five orange dots and ubuntu logo. - Hard drive light turns off - ctrl alt F1 -F6 are all ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Problem editing file in recovery mode using the shell

I'm pretty new to ubuntu/linux and I guess I messed up my /etc/fstab file. Ubuntu (12.04) won't boot anymore. I've found some tips on the internet on how to fix this, but I didn't manage to get them ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 difficulties with first time startup on USB external hard drive

Today I decided to finally try out Ubuntu, so I followed the Windows installation guide. I downloaded the Desktop Ubuntu 12.10 ISO for Windows, and used the Pen Drive Linux USB Installer to install ...
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dual boot woes and how to change the default order [closed]

I'm afraid I was assuming that Ubuntu (12.10) would be slightly easier to use and to tweak a little, however this is apparently not the case. I have a 750 GB hard disk in my Asus laptop. 600 GB for ...
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Computer froze during Ubuntu install and now computer won't post and no BIOS

A few minutes ago I was installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 7 machine and it froze during the installation. I waited awhile then rebooted. Now the monitors never turn on and the BIOS never shows. It ...
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UEFI: BIOS boot windows on the HDD if i try to boot UEFI ubuntu 12.10 from USB, why?

I started by using the USB install creator form my 12.10 installation, with the 12.10 image. on my bios i disable safe boot, and enable legacy mode (or CSM a my bios calls it). I reboot and press ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB fails on my VAIO [duplicate]

I have already set everything up in BIOS to look for the USB first. However, when it tries to use the USB, the VAIO symbol just keeps appearing and dissappearing. So far I have tried two different ...
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upgrade gone bad, no ubuntu, no upgrade, no windows

I have a hand me down laptop that I don't know the windows password for. Ubuntu worked fine until I allowed it to update. Sadly, it got stuck for hours then shut off and when I turned it on it will ...
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How do I enable the GRUB splash screen in Xubuntu 12.10?

I have Xubuntu 12.10 running fine on a Thinkpad T60. Grub2 is installed as the boot manager and the GRUB....LINUX_DEFAULT is set as "quiet splash". Therefore, Grub should display its splash image ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 on bootable thumbdrive black screen

So I'm trying to run Ubuntu 12.10 from a bootable Thumbstick. I can see a purple screen with icons at the bottom and it proceeds to display string after string of lines. After that, I hear drums but ...
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Initialize Script on Startup

Is it possible to initialize a script upon startup in Ubuntu (precisely, Ubuntu Server 12.10)? I need to initialize a script to let the network card work, and so far I couldn't find a way to do so ...
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UEFI Booting problem

I have HP Envy 6 1002TX. I updated it to Windows 8 and now I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu 12.10. I'm not really new to Linux or Ubuntu. As suggested https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI, I've ...
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Black loading screen

This is the first time that I use Xubuntu and I'm experiencing a problem with it. D: I've just installed Xubuntu 12.10 desktop 64-bit on my laptop alongside with Windows 8. When I choose Ubuntu from ...
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Slow Boot due to multiple “[sdb] Test WP failed, assume Write Enabled”

My laptop boots slowly. When I dmesg, I see relatively large gaps in [sdb] Test WP failed, assume Write Enabled which occured multiple times ... upto 18 times. The large gaps occur at the end of ...
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can I COMPLETELY erase a USB and SSD hard drive in ubuntu 12.04?

here's my story.. I got 3 SSD drives to test out some open source operating systems.. Since Ubuntu accepted my onboard RAID 0, I used the 2 SSD's with Ubuntu last to store data on, but first I ...
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No Unity/compiz after boot - GTK problem?

ASUS Zenbook Prime, Ubuntu 12.10 using double boot with Windows 7. While working in Ubuntu, suddenly file icons didn't display properly anymore (all icons where the same white page) and desktop ...
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LightDM not loading in 12.04 in VirtualBox

The boot process just stops here (below). I've tried stopping/starting lightdm but it doesn't even stop nor can I pkill it. I've already ensured that my bios has visualization enabled and have most ...
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Grub loads after rEFInd

I have a dual-boot UEFI laptop, with Ubuntu and Windows. I installed rEFInd to boot to these systems, and it worked fine, but my linux system was triplicated. I supposed it was because of rEFInd ...
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time out in ubuntu

When I switch on my computer,my computer goes black for ten seconds and starts to boot. This happens because ,I tweaked in start up and session to time-out for 10 seconds.But when I tried to change ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wont start after manual restart

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 with no problems for the past 2 months. A few hours ago, when i restarted my PC, it just hanged with black screen for more than 10 minutes. So I did a hard reset by ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installer not booting from usb

okay so this is what i did so far... downloaded ubuntu 12.04 LTS from ubunutu website. downloaded UNetbootin from http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ did exactly this Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Random black screens, black screens after log out, and random black flashes on boot. Please help

Okay, so here's the deal. I had Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus Zenbook UX32A. I heard that Ubuntu 12.04 LTS more reliable, and stable, so I decided to get that. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ...
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efi boot sequence

It seems I somehow kicked out my 'diskdrive boot-option' for my blueray-diskdrive. I tried to fix it with 'efibootmgr' but I'm not getting anywhere. I think I just don't understand how to use this ...
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How do I boot to a USB drive?

I am really new to Ubuntu/Linux, and I am trying to make a bootable USB drive so I can freely change between OSs on my laptop until I am more comfortable with Ubuntu. I went to he Ubuntu website and ...
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Why am I getting graphical error while booting?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu and it runs perfectly. But, why is there only a pink and purple screen while it boots? My machine specs are 2nd Gen i3 2.4ghz, 8gb RAM, Intel HD graphics and AMD ...
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Problem booting after latest software update.

I have a Desktop i7 with an ATI HD6990. After the last update, my system is unable to boot properly. All I can access is a terminal. I can't access my files. Is everything lost? Here is a video I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 slow boot [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on my Samsung laptop which I bought a few months ago. Boot time is satisfying until the period from the login screen to the appearance of the Unity desktop and icons. ...
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How does ubuntu boot? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu. What are the steps during the boot process of ubuntu ? More specifically: what is a boot loader ? How are drives mounted ? How does your system know which drive to use? What ...
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How do I change the device on which ubuntu boots?

I have a laptop with an internal SSD (let's call it samsung-SSD), and I would like to install ununtu 12.04 on an external SSD connected via USB3 (let's call this one vertex2). I downloaded an ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12 boot problem

i have runned an ubuntu update from 11 to 12.4 and when the computer restarted the ubuntu logo showed quickley, then the black screen with the mouse icon active with the wait circle rotating ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI laptop?

I have created an USB installer with UNetbootin for Ubuntu 12.10 Live (I'm not sure if that is the right one for this) I disabled Fast Boot, but I didn't change UEFI to Legacy because nothing will ...
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How can I get around that Blank Screen? [duplicate]

This is my first experience with any linux product. I successfully installed ubuntu 12.10 i386 version. But now I only get a blank screen. My computer specs are Pentium 4 (1.8 GHz) 1.25GB-RAM ...
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Problems booting 12.04.2 after update

I recently bought parts for a small mediacenter PC, and planned on running ubuntu with XBMC. I'm having massive problems with installing ubuntu and thinking about switching to windows (worst case). ...
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boots only in recovery mode after update ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Uhm, I need help, after performing software updates, and restarting my laptop as requested, I can no longer boot normally, I am currently posting this question using recovery mode. When I try to ...
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Installing drivers using a live disc. Is it possible?

I accidentally removed my video card and forgot to reinstall it. After rebooting and splash screen ubuntu didn't start and o couldn't start it manually because it stops before i get to the terminal. ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu Dual Boot With Windows 7 [duplicate]

Two months ago I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my new Fujitsu laptop. I downloaded Wubi and installed Ubuntu with it. When I restarted the computer after the installation, I got a error while ...
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live usb not booting after installing windows 8

I have got a problem while booting ubuntu from live usb. Live USB was working fine before installing windows 8. but after installing windows 8, it doesn't boot with live usb. what should i do to work ...
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Asus X202e VivoBook, dual boot. How to get around UEFI and have Win8 & Ubuntu?

I've gotten my hands on an Asus Vivobook X202e. I like it, handy to use, small, etc etc. Oh, it's the i3 core version. For school I still need Windows * sigh * for the .NET development. (I know, ...
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Samsung UEFI brick [closed]

I think I might have bricked the computer while trying to boot it from a USB stick. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and the computer (Samsung NP550P5C) had come with preinstalled Windows ...
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Made slight change to /etc/network/interfaces and system won't boot GUI correctly

I have a completely down server at this point. I am new to linux and brought up a server on ubuntu 12.10. I wanted to try KVM so I setup /etc/network/interfaces correctly for a bridge. As I learned ...
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Installed ubuntu on external hardrive, tried to boot got grub rescue?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto an external hard drive after I partitioned it and everything went well. Assuming I could boot Ubuntu I rebooted the computer and I went into Windows 7, I wanted to be in ...
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Can't boot from USB when installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 32bit and put it in on USB drive using Universal USB Installer from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ . I then restarted my laptop. I ...
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No bootsplash screen shown when starting Ubuntu on HP laptop

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP 6730s: I have a problem shown in this Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0eQ3FnrUQo The video shows my computer booting up, showing the HP logo, then a black ...
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Difference ubuntu-12.04-alternate-amd64.iso and ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso [duplicate]

I am trying make a Ubuntu bootable flash drive using the Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.2.4. Also I have downloaded the a file named ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso which is 7.10.956 kb from a torrent ...